We are ready for Santa

The past few days, Andrew and I prepared the house for Christmas!

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Started out like this…

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Along with Justin around the house

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Here are some of my favorite ornaments from two years ago. And these are the ornaments we got last year

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Decorating and giving presents always gets me into the Christmas spirit

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Elf 4 Health Challenge: Eat a rainbow color of foods

This was packed and ready for work, peppers, and potatoes.

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Also cucumbers and carrots

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Question for you:

Do you eat a wide range of foods?

What is your favorite ornament?

Decorating with Bing Crosby

The past few days, Justin has been running the household.

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Elf Camo

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Andrew and I were able to get the tree decorated

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With Bing Crosby Christmas on Pandora. We also made funny faces, and made up some new dance moves

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We only had one casualty 😦

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It turned out great!

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Tomorrow, we will finish putting the lights outside!

Question for you:

What is your favorite Christmas song?

-I could listen to any Bing Crosby song

Packing up

Well its about that time to get the tree taken down, and put away all the Christmas decorations. 😦

Each year Santa has given us a new ornament. It usually had something to do with a trip we took that year, or an interest we have. (my brothers got a lot of cars and tractors haha)

I found some of my favorite ornaments, and I wanted to show you guys!

My baby shoe ornament

My parents just bought Andrew a pair! haha

Andrew also has two ornaments he got in 2005. One from Santa

And one from my parents.

This is my all time favorite, because The Wizard of Oz is my #1 movie (even though she MAY look a bit creepy)

My #2 LIGHTS UP!

And then the third runner up, is this ornament that my mom also has

We also have two ornaments from Disney. This one is mine

And here is Andrew’s. His lights up!!!

Question for you:

Do you have a favorite ornament?

Are all your decorations packed up?

Merry Christmas! (lots of pictures!)

The story of Kristen and Andrew’s Christmas Eve and Day

I spentChristmas Eve, working in the NICU with all the babies and a fun group of women. We laughed  and had A LOT of sweets to choose from 🙂

At 7:30pm, I headed to my parents house. They were having dinner w/ my brothers, nephew, sister in law and her family. I of course had a blast! (but was so tired!)

This is what I look like after 5 hours sleep and a 12 hour shift haha (oh and lots of sweets haha)

10:30 Mass was next on the agenda. Andrew fell asleep before mass started. I wanted to join in!

11:45 cookies and milk for Santa

Christmas Day

7am: I was jumped on by Andrew- SANTA ARRIVED!!! Merry christmas!

7:01 We first started with the stockings!

7:10 Andrew was getting anxious. SOOOO many presents to open! haha We then called my parents, who were coming over to watch us open our gifts.

7:30 made some hot chocolate. Coffee for me!

8:00 Parents arrived and time for gifts!

I got some socks, cupcake pan, eyelash curler, pedicure set, and a camera case! Dont forget the starbucks gift card 🙂

Andrew and I played for a bit, while my parents headed home

11:00 Breakfast at my parents house w/ my younger brother and his girlfriend

12:00 MORE PRESENTS!

I got a kitchenaid mixer! !!!!!!

A printer

A pretty necklace from my sister in law, brother and nephew

socks (its a tradition)

tools and tool bags from my younger brother (he picked me in the secret santa)

An ornament from the Cherry Hut that we go to every year when we go on vacation in Michigan (ornaments are also a tradition)

 

I also got an ornament from my neighbors (my second family. I miss living next door to them)

3pm Back home to relax. Andrew and I were both exhausted!!!!

5pm Grandmas house w/ all the aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The girls all got 31 bags from our grandparents!! YEA!

 

At my grandparents, we ate, played games (we have a ping pong tourney every year) , opened gifts, and even played a game of rob your neighbor.

I brought a very tired 6 year old home around 11 and we crashed.

 I feel very blessed ❤

Question for you:

What was your favorite part of christmas?