Friday, January 5, 2018

Christmas afternoon, evening and the super chill week between

At 4:00 on Christmas day we arrived at my parents.  There were presents to open, such good food to eat (the formal Christmas dinner), cousins to play with, and relaxing.

A quick picture before we left. In the fresh-fallen snow!!!!!

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And her sparkly dress

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did this when she entered.

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She held tight to her doll all day long.

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There were soft gifts and book gifts...

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and teenage gifts too!

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And this! A new novel about "ma" Little House on the Prairie from her perspective...

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and then it's pjs and time to leave.

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This is what the end of Christmas day looks like to me. It is bitterly cold but that makes twinkle lights prettier I think.

And just when I think I might be sad, I know what's coming... a week of basking a whole week of nothing.

Like sleepovers with Noel.

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Games

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Crafts

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lots and lots and lots of singing

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Gingerbreading

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Desserting

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The little girls vs the Dads vs the big girls

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New Year's Eve was Mass (Abigail sang again) followed by fireworks in Hartford

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with cake and new games at home.

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For sure one of the best weeks of the year! 



3 comments:

  1. I loved reading about your Christmas...your magical christmas morning oh so magical! Every picture from your morning I love...especially the excitement on Abigail's face as she opens her gifts. And your Christmas afternoon with your family just wonderful. I love Anna's socks and your new book...I need to read it. I am so happy you had this wonderful week with your family.

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  2. Magical...you make the holidays (and homelife!) simply magical. XXXOOO

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  3. What a cozy winter break!!! Your girls are making so many amazing memories. I love the sparkly dresses <3

    Madison | Breakfast at Madison’s

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