Our Christmas Day

Happy New Year’s Eve!  We are finishing off this year feeling so very lucky, 2013 has been so good to us & definitely one of our best yet.  The holidays were no exception, Waverly’s second Christmas Day ended up being just as special as I thought it would be.

Seriously, watching Waverly come downstairs to find a living room full of goodies was just too much fun!!  She was really confused – it’s not everyday mommy & daddy are videotaping her arrival to the first floor of our house – yet within minutes she was talking on her phone & pushing her new babies around in the stroller.

As for me, between the excitement of the day & the sight of Waverly in her gown & pigtails, I really could have just died.  I seriously wanted to bottle up the entire morning with our little family & do it over again, again and again.  Like each month.  I told my husband & he reminded me that it wouldn’t be as special that way & I think he was right, damn it.  It was a good thought, though.
That afternoon, we dressed in our Christmas best & got our house officially dinner ready. It was our first big dinner at our own home & that obviously called for a snazzy little ensemble for Waverly Maye.  And us too, but that obviously was an afterthought.  We know who really matters now. πŸ™‚
This girl, I love her so much & can’t be more thankful that I get to experience the holidays through her eyes.  Christmas with kids is even better than Christmas as a kid yourself, & that’s something I never thought could be topped.  So that says a lot.

Overall, the entire day was so memorable & just perfect.  A few weeks back we had decided to scale back this year & really try to spend time at our own house as much as possible.  Though it was definitely bittersweet to miss some traditions with each of our families, starting our own is so very exciting!!  I love the fact that these traditions are ones that Waverly will grow to know & look forward to each year.  Yet also that these are traditions are ones that we adapted because we loved them so much as children.  We love each of our big families so much & feel grateful that they understand.
As of now, we are currently playing with the 1 million toys my lucky lady got from Santa & the many family members that love her so much.  I’m not sure we will ever need to leave the house again or if I need to decorate anymore, there are THAT many. πŸ™‚
PS – We are so very excited to share pictures from our dinner table, my husband MADE it  – the table & the dinner – so I thought it deserved a post of its own.
PPS – Have fun tonight.  I’m hoping I can stay up until 12. :0


  1. December 31, 2013 / 2:23 pm

    Looks like you guys had a great Christmas! I LOVE your hair! How in the heck do you do that?! Happy New Year too! πŸ™‚

  2. December 31, 2013 / 5:05 pm

    so precious! Elyse had the EXACT same Christmas dress! I was in love with it and wish I could dress her in it many more times!

  3. December 31, 2013 / 8:46 pm

    Seriously what a beautiful family!! I can't wait till Elliot understands more. I can't imagine how excited this baby girl was!! So cute! πŸ™‚

  4. January 1, 2014 / 1:49 am

    Aww looks like the perfect family Christmas!

  5. January 1, 2014 / 7:58 pm

    Love love love your hair!! How the heck did you get it like that! I'd love to try!

  6. January 2, 2014 / 1:36 pm

    I love her little pig tails! Looks like a wonderful Christmas! :o)

  7. January 3, 2014 / 2:57 am

    Absolutely love her nightgown! And those pigtails!!! Ah! So cute! Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!

  8. January 3, 2014 / 6:35 pm

    Sounds like a merry Christmas! Love your hair, and that last pic is super sweet.

  9. January 3, 2014 / 7:09 pm

    Love that our goals are almost identical! We can help motivate/inspire one another and keep each other on track!

  10. January 14, 2014 / 4:21 pm

    So happy you all had a great Christmas Day! I love all of these sweet pictures. And Waverly’s Christmas outfit is the absolute cutest! Little Miss Waverly sends my baby fever into overdrive!! And I love your dress and green tights! Perfect!

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