Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas in a Nutshell.

We had an amazing Christmas this year. Our Christmas eve was busy and full of family.

Brent’s mom holds a Mexican Christmas eve party each year. We have enchiladas, tacos, beans, and of course chips and salsa.

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I got some baby love from my sweet new nephew.

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All the cousins made our traditional Christmas. I’m always surprised with the amount of creativity each year.  Most of the sleighs had rockets connected to them. Ha!

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It is also tradition to do a pinata on Christmas eve. My MIL is building a new house so we were able to get out of the snow this year and go for it inside.

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After Christmas eve at Brent’s mothers party we headed to my mom’s side of the family. I am so happy that my sisters and I are able to still have this party every year. I know my mom would want it that way and she is missed at every one.

It is my families tradition to have crab every year! I LOVE this tradition. Mainly because I love CRAB!

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After dinner we play a pictionary and “what’s in the stocking” game before opening presents.

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Its pretty funny to guess everything and gets a little crazy at times.

Christmas morning came and it was nothing but smiles from these kiddos.

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After enjoying the early morning at our house we headed over to my Dads for Christmas Breakfast. We had German Pancakes, fruit and egg nog.

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We had an amazing Christmas, celebrating our savior and spending time with our loved ones. I don’t think it could have been more perfect. It goes by so quickly, I really tried to savor every moment of the day.

What is your favorite thing about Christmas?

What is your favorite family tradition?