Christmas 2015 Recap

Hello! Sorry for the delayed post. We didn’t get home from Louisiana until last night and I was too tired to upload pictures and write a post. So much happened over the past few days, I wouldn’t have been able to do it justice in my exhausted state of mind! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with the ones you love. The post Christmas blues have set in and I’m trying to keep my mind off of how far away next Christmas is!

We drove down to south Louisiana after lunch on the 23rd. My mom had left to pick up my sister at the airport, so we hung out with my dad until everyone was home.

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Emma Kate was fascinated by all of my parent’s Christmas decorations.

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On Christmas eve morning, I met Jen for coffee at Starbucks and it was packed! It was great to see her, and I invited her family over for Christmas night dinner, so glad they ended up coming!

The rest of the day was pretty low key. My mom and I did some baking, and then me, Bobby, my dad and sister went to Christmas eve service at my parent’s church at 3:00.

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We came home and prepped for dinner.

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We are usually so tired and full on Christmas day after lunch with my extended family so we decided to do our “nice’ meal Christmas eve.

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The meal ended with Emma Kate discovering the wonders of reddi whip. She kept stealing the can and trying to squirt it into her mouth, so I helped.

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After dinner we followed our tradition of my dad reading the Christmas story from the Bible, and then Bobby read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

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My dad then read the Cajun Night Before Christmas (my sister brought the cowboy hats from Texas.)

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My sister insisted on EK wearing a hat while we took a pic with the girls, but Emma Kate make it known she was not a fan.

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Little bit went to bed after all the fun.

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We usually watch a movie on Christmas Eve, but this year we decided to watch Christmas episodes of one of our favorite shows, Everybody Loves Raymond. We laughed a ton, and then called it a night.

Santa came, and we opened presents on Christmas morning.

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Emma Kate quickly figured out how to rip open her gifts.

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We took our time opening gifts and drinking coffee, it was nice to not be rushed.

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We eventually cleaned up and drove to my cousin’s house for lunch with my mom’s side of the family. Sweet Emma Kate fell asleep in the car so Bobby sat with her until she woke up.

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I plead the 5th on what was in my glass.

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We headed home after lunch and got ready for friends to come over. We are so glad The Z family came over for dinner!

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we ate, the kids played, it was a lot of fun and nice to do something so casual.

The next morning, Bobby and I went for a 10 mile run. We never get to run together anymore so it was a nice treat.

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I even got to take a short nap! That evening we went to an annual Christmas party that my parent’s neighbors have been holding since I was a child. I look forward to it every year, it’s great to catch up with people that I lived on the same street as for many many years and I love that everyone still is in the same houses!

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Sunday afternoon we somehow managed to load up everything into our SUV and made the trek home. I didn’t even unpack I was so tired.

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It was a GREAT Christmas but I hate how quickly it went by! I know I say that every year, but I just feel like there is so much anticipation and then it’s over in a flash. I can’t wait for next year when Emma Kate will be able to understand it even more. Merry Christmas!

QOTD: What did you do for Christmas?

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Comments

  1. What a fun Christmas!! I’m glad you all enjoyed it. 🙂

  2. I totally get it! I feel like the entire Christmas season went by super fast this year. I try not to let the blues get to me too much though by focusing on the New Year and the things we have planned and want to accomplish. 🙂

  3. Aww I bet. Christmas was so fun with EK this year since she’s at that age!

  4. Our Christmas wasn’t terribly festive this year – we didn’t even put up the tree because the house is under construction. Next year I’m going all out! On the bright side, I have very few decorations to put away, which is my least favorite part of decorating.

  5. Looks like you had a fabulous Christmas vaca. And I must say, Miss EK gets cuter and cuter every time I see her pictures. I think she’s looking more like her mama!!!

  6. What a fun Christmas! I LOVE that y’all read the Cajun Night Before Christmas!!! Such a fun book! Next year EK is going to be so into Christmas! It gets more and more fun the older they get!

  7. It is over too fast. My decorations are down and it’s so depressing.