Our Christmas Eve

I am totally that kid thirty-year old who gets a little depressed the few days after Christmas.  There is so much anticipation & without fail, each year it comes & goes all too quickly.  Yet there is only so much sadness I can feel now that I am a mom to this little lady!!

 Our Christmas Eve was spent getting last-minute to-do’s checked off the list, I knew we had 21 people coming to dinner the following night & wanted to get anything we could do ahead of time done.  Best decision ever.  It made that night & the next day way less stressful so I could put all my focus on Waverly Maye.
We had a great night with family, food & lots of gifts, & then it was back to our own house to set up shop & play Santa!!  In addition to the gift list we already had for our #1 girl, we ended up adding two refinished desks to her little collection.  At the last minute, we found these school desks at a garage sale and painted the tops chalkboard with the rest yellow & white.  Even though she is still a little small, the thought of her sitting in one just melts my teacher heart. 
I used to not be able to sleep the night before Christmas because I was so very excited to see what Santa had brought me (like maybe even up to a couple of years ago), but this definitely beat any of that!!  I could not WAIT for Waverly’s sweet little voice to let us know she was up, the thought that she had no idea what was waiting for her was just too much to handle.  Being a mom is officially the best thing ever.  Better yet, something tells me each year is just going to get better & better.
You know, until that year she is a junior in high school & demands a car …
We will be back to recap Christmas Day soon, there was just too much excitement to fit into one post.  We hope everyone had a great last weekend in 2013, can you believe it is New Years Eve EVE?!!  So very exciting. 🙂


  1. December 30, 2013 / 1:19 pm

    I was so excited for Clay to wake up but Santa made the mistake of leaving his favorite toy next to his presents. Guess what he wanted to play with…haha

  2. December 30, 2013 / 2:25 pm

    I feel you on getting depressed after Christmas!! But I'm excited for what's to come this next year. Glad you all had fun!! I love your outfit!!

  3. December 30, 2013 / 3:29 pm

    You girls are so pretty and how cute was her Santa gifts? 🙂 I hope you all had a Merry Christmas!

  4. December 30, 2013 / 3:48 pm

    I always get depressed after Christmas…Dec. 26 is the worst day of the year!

  5. December 30, 2013 / 5:59 pm

    Precious pics! Love both of your outfits!

  6. December 30, 2013 / 8:08 pm

    I am in that same sad boat! I’m gradually taking down the Christmas stuff and it’s so SAD!! Love your outfits!

  7. December 30, 2013 / 10:25 pm

    LOVE that easel…that was one thing that Hubby & I are thinking we'll have to buy Elyse, she LOVES to color!

  8. December 31, 2013 / 1:52 am

    It gets so much more fun with each passing year! Bailey loved opening presents last year, but this year was a totally different ball game. Her face lit up with each new gift. She spent the entire day squealing "Santa came my house bring me presents! Santa say ho ho ho Merry Christmas!" We're leaving our decorations up as long as possible. I just can't take them down…

  9. December 31, 2013 / 1:41 pm

    Your little girl is a doll! Christmas is definitely more magical when you have kids!!!

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