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Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Recap 2013

Get ready for it. This post is a long one so extra points if you make it to the end. 

The night before Christmas Eve we decorated our ginger bread house village. After 2 years in a row of J and Ben bickering over how our one house should be decorated, I wised up and bought this mini village set that came with 4 houses. We all got our own and since Jack was already asleep, Ben helped decorate his house too.

Christmas Eve day we went over to my mom's house and decorated cookies for Santa. Ben went all out with the frosting.

Every Christmas Eve night we go to J's aunt's house where we celebrate with his grandma, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Jack got his first and last taste of jello salad and of course he loved it. 

J's aunt got Jack the most adorable little pair of Sperry's.

My niece Kylee in her sweet Christmas outfit.

Even though we got home late, we couldn't go to bed without setting out the milk and cookies for Santa and carrots and sugar for his reindeer. 

Both boys slept until 8:00am on Christmas morning but once they were up they were ready to see what Santa brought them. I searched EVERYWHERE in stores and on-line for matching Christmas pajamas for the boys. I probably waited too long to start looking but it was tough trying to find sizes for both a 6 month old and 4 year old. I finally found some on Zulily and they came in the mail with only 2 days to spare. I will dress my boys in matching Christmas pajamas for as long as I can. 

Santa and the reindeer were very hungry and ate all the food. In addition to leaving presents Santa also left Ben a note. 
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Our Elf on the Shelf, Sparkle, also left a note telling us he was headed back to the North Pole until next Christmas.

After wrapping up our Christmas at home, we headed over to my parent's house for lunch and more gifts. This picture cracks me up. 

We had our final get together at J's parent's house with his parent's and brother.

The last couple of days we've just been hanging out at home playing with our new toys and trying to get the house put back together. 

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!
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