We had such an amazing Christmas this year! Isabelle was super excited for weeks. We are all about family traditions around here and each day we enjoyed one of these traditions the excitement was only amplified. Some of our traditions include...Making a gingerbread house...
|The finished product|
|Daddy cutting all the fondant pieces|
Baking cookies for Santa...
|Baking for Santa in her jammies|
Driving around to look at Christmas lights...
|Dressed in her Christmas jammies on Christmas Eve heading out to look at lights|
A new tradition this year was our Elf on the Shelf, NoNo...
|Zip lining NoNo|
One of my favorite traditions from when I was a kid is getting to open one gift on Christmas Eve. We have adopted this tradition as well all though this year she actual opened a couple since one present was her Christmas jammies and one was from her GG and Pop Pop...
|Excited to open up her gifts|
|Yay...a Busytown playset|
|Ready for round two|
|Opening her gift from GG and Pop Pop|
|An awesome Ken doll|
|Modeling her Christmas jammies|
After all the days excitement, it was finally time to leave out cookies for Santa, carrots for the reindeer, and get into bed...
|Ready for bed|
|Santa got a little carried away with the stockings this year|
|Isabelle's favorite crossing guard Srgt. Murphy|
|Isabelle's gift from Santa|
|He ate the cookies|
|He also left a nice note|
I could barely sleep all night. This is the first year that we have been in our own house on Christmas morning and not staying with family. Although we missed getting to spend time with everyone in Indiana, it was nice waking up and having our own Christmas morning together. Finally, at around 6:30 a.m., I heard Isabelle squealing in the living room, " Santa was here, Santa was here"...
|So excited to get the doll she asked for|
|Checking out all the stocking loot|
|Santa wants us to take care of our teeth!|
After checking out all the goodies Santa left behind, it was Isabelle's turn to play Santa and pass out all of the gifts. Some of these were sent to us from family back home and others were from us...
|Daddy's stack is growing|
|My stack is looking promising|
|An owl ring I got from my momma|
|Books from GG and Pop Pop|
|A Phish shirt from my mom|
|This girl loves her Littlest Pet Shops|
|A walking Pet Shop|
|Surprised to find out I got him both of the games he wanted...I am sneaky :)|
|Perfection from Mamaw and Papaw Myers|
|A huge box of goodies from Luke's parents|
|A rock painting kit from Uncle Tim and Aunt Barb|
|Isabelle's pile post unwrapping|
After all the gifts were unwrapped we spent the next several hours opening up all the parent proof packages, eating stocking candy, and playing with all our new toys...
|The Littlest Pet Shop Tree house we heard about for months|
We are so blessed and truly had a very merry Christmas!