I can't believe Christmas has already come and gone. It just flew by like everything else in my life right now.. Figures.
It was a great Christmas, and we so, so, SO enjoyed having our little Minie to celebrate with this year. Christmas in our family is a bit of a marathon. For all intents and purposes, we really have Christmas two days in a row. When we were first married we divided the holidays up pretty even (usually an every other year type of thing), but Christmas is the doozy of the Holidays, and of course both of us wanted to spend it with our own family. Instead of arguing over it every year we just flat out do it with both. Every year on December 23rd we head over to the Jackson's and treat it like Christmas eve, making the 24th the Jackson family Christmas. After we spend the day opening presents, eating, and Christmasing about, we head down to my parents and start the whole thing over... It's a whirl wind. We're not sure how long we'll continue Christmasing with the families, but have a hunch our children won't mind at all to have Christmas two days in a row. I kind of like it myself... So here you go,
This was Minie's big gift from Santa, the Little Superstar Sing-Along Stage . She absolutley loves it! Seriously she will sit at it and be entertained for immensely long intervals... kind of nice.
I told you she loves it. Look at that face...
Grandma Jonnnie Belle and her silly Christmas vest
My handsome hub
Dad, being cheerful as always on Christmas morning.
Cousins in Christmas PJ's
Miss Mins with her now pantented look for all photos..
Really, she can't make another face if she's going to look at the camera straight on.
I suspect it has something to do with the flash...
Christmas Jammies at Grandma and Grandpa Jackson's
Getting some loves from Grandpa
Cam, Leslie, and Ben on our Jackson Christmas morning.
Sadly our camera died shortly after this shot, so we didn't get many pics at our Jackson Christmas. Thanks heavens are camcord was charged... I'm definately one for capturing the "moment" some how.
And last but not least, our dula.
He very pictuesquely fell asleep under the Christmas tree last night, signaling that Christmas was indeed coming to a close.
Remember when when you were a kid, and at about 6:00 pm Christmas night, the depression of it all being over would set it?... Yeah, I still get that. It truly is a wonderful time of year, and it always comes and goes to quick.
I hope all of yours was merry, jolly, and bright!
Merry, Merry Christmas!