Whoa. Christmas has come and gone and a part of me is just sitting here, scratching my head wondering, when did that happen? Every year I feel like it all goes in a blink of an eye, but this year, it really went. Christmas Day is always so bittersweet for me because once it’s over, I feel a strange sense of sadness. I so love the anticipation of this season—the songs, the decorations, the scented candles at Bath & Body Works, the baking, the family gatherings, the parties, the food, the way everyone seems to be in such good spirits. And then, just like that, it’s over. All of it just suddenly goes away and it’s just too shocking, in my opinion. We had day 2 of Christmas yesterday, and we couldn’t even find a radio station that still played Christmas music. So sad. Well, this year, we refuse to let go so we’re going to let our tree keep on shining well into the New Year (that is, if I can keep it alive) and gosh darnit, I’m going to keep on playing those Christmas carols (thanks, Pandora).
We had such a blast with our family this year and even though Emerson won’t remember much of it, he will have every form of documentation known to technology to prove he had fun too. Since having him, we’ve determined that everything is more fun when there’s a baby involved. I can’t wait to keep adding little ones to our home. And, no, that wasn’t an announcement. ;)
On Christmas morning, we all gathered at my aunts and uncles house to open gifts and have a nice big lunch together. Afterwards, we headed home to nap before enjoying a beautiful evening service at our church. Here are a few photos of our first Christmas together! Baby boy loves his uncles and aunts so much…
It’s safe to say that his grandparents are crazy about him and the feelings are mutual. My parents on the left, and Adi’s on the right.
I can’t help but laugh at the pictures above because my little boy loves his sleep so much that he can only go for 2-3 hours awake before the extreme yawns, rubbing eyes, and sad whimpers begin. Which is why the photo below on the right is the only picture we were able to get on Christmas morning with the three of us, and we weren’t exactly ready (hey, Adi! We’re all hungry… now smile for the camera, wouldya?). Note to self, next year, start the photos with us.