Christmas was wonderful once again.  The holiday goes faster and faster each year though.  It seems like yesterday when we put the tree up and now the tree has been down for well over a week and we are gearing up for spring.  But, before I focus on all great SPrInG things, I'll write a little about Christmas.  I didn't take many pictures this Christmas (keeping the same routine as every other Christmas).  I'm sad about it, but I also realize that it is hard to be in the "moment" with family when trying to document the festivities.  I think next Christmas when I have a better iPhone, I will take more pictures without having to worry about lighting and such.  I will add "take more pictures of family" to my New Year's Resolution list.  :)

On Christmas Eve we celebrated with Mimi, Paw Paw, Uncle Daniel, Aunt Kristi, Baby Boy W, Aunt Sarah and John.  We enjoyed a delicious traditional Christmas dinner prepared by Aunt Sarah and Mimi.  We played games, laughed a ton, opened presents, and basically just enjoyed being with each other.  It was so fun, but we had to leave at a decent time to get to bed in order for Santa to visit our new home!!  So, when we got home we put out the reindeer food, cookies for Santa and called it a night!  On Christmas morning Lexi woke up to discover a giant Barbie Dream House, a kite, a filled stocking and several wrapped gifts under the tree from Santa!  Jason and I got Lexi a few things too.  The favorite gifts of mine from us to her were her roller blades (Aunt Kristi got me a pair too so we can skate together), a "You are my Sunshine" pillow case and I made a camera strap for Lexi's very own Nikon.  Jason and I exchanged a few gifts also before heading to Houston for Christmas #3!  When we got to Houston all 5 kids played while the adults talked and Grandma Mike prepared our traditional Christmas Eve appetizer dinner.  After we ate we opened gifts and then played games the rest of the night and had a blast!

I love Christmas.  I love celebrating it with the people I love most.  I love to watch Lexi's eyes and my nephew's eyes light up when they open gifts.  I love pulling up at Mimi and Paw Paw's house and Grandma Mike's house with a car full of gifts.  I love all the smiles, laughs, memories, prayers, hugs, and kisses.  Christmas is a magical time of year and I'm already excited about the next one. 

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