So, Christmas came and went and we are almost done with January…what the heck! Seriously, if this is an indication of how quickly this year is going to just fly by then I am going to have to start Christmas shopping again soon.
It was Paige’s 2nd Christmas and she has clearly latched onto this whole ‘presents’ idea with great enthusiasm. Every time she saw a gift (even just a fake one in a store) she would point and shout what sounded like “peasant”, obviously meaning present…adorable.
We had a big semi-traditional lunch (cold meats etc due to the disgusting heat) with the family – both from my side and Terry’s side. Let me just say that this was quite a thing for me because Terry and I started dating 11+ years ago and have been married for almost 5 years and this was the first time that our parentals and siblings (less 2 of my sisters though) were together for one meal on Christmas. It was fantastic! And…everyone actually enjoyed themselves. Terry and I have already announced that we will be hosting everyone together again for the next Christmas.
Everyone ate and drank and were proper ‘charlie-chatterboxes’ with each other the whole day, with some swimming to cool down and couch-cat-naps by some of the guys 😉 Paige and her gorgeous cousin Liv were our little elves and were both completely out of battery power by the time the day was done.
(awesome photos taken by my mom)