We have our Christmas Tree up and a majority of our presents wrapped (though not all the presents are shown in this picture). We went to the Kirkwood Farmer's Market for our tree this year. We got a Frasier Fir and it looks so pretty in our living room.
This past Tuesday evening, Jake and I, our moms and the kiddos went on a wagon ride through Santa's Magical Kingdom to see the lights! It was so much fun.
While we were at Santa's Magical Kingdom, we also met Santa and had our picture taken with him. He was a great Santa. Originally the picture was just supposed to be of Santa and the kids, but Avery wouldn't take a picture with him if we weren't in it with her. She talked to Santa, told him that she wanted Doc McStuffins toys for Christmas and she even gave him a high five, but she would not sit or stand by him for a picture. Jackson did great. He told Santa that he wanted Dinosaurs and Space toys for Christmas and stood right by him for the picture, but Avery wasn't having it. So for the 2nd year in a row, we got a family picture with Santa!
I mailed out our Christmas Cards yesterday. I went with a buffalo plaid theme since it matched our pictures. I'm really happy with the way they turned out!
We're gearing up for Christmas festivities starting tomorrow. Our festivities are all spread out and I love it! I love having it all spread out and not all in one day! Tomorrow we have Jake's family celebration, Jackson has his school party on Tuesday (Avery's was yesterday), Christmas Eve is spent with my Mom's side of the family (her dad and brother and his family) and then we go to church that evening. We are spending Christmas Day at home! This is our 4th year in a row to just spend the day at home and we love it! I'm so excited to watch the kids open their gifts, sip some coffee by the fire and stay in my pajamas all day long!! Then the Monday after Christmas we'll be hosting my immediate family (my parents, sister and her family). So we have a lot to look forward to this week!
I hope you all have the Merriest of Christmases and a Wonderful New Year!