the christmas season

i can hardly believe december has come and gone. christmas happened within a blink of an eye. and now it about to be 2017.

our christmas was pretty special. this year, i tried to fit in as many christmasy crafts as i could with the boys. we drank lots of hot cocoa, strung our garland, baked cookies, made santa hats, created christmas games, and even finished those salt dough ornaments.

on the eve of christmas eve, both boys sat on our laps as we sat back in awe at our beautiful church’s christmas service. it magically snowed as we sang and fin tapped his foot to the sounds, while hayden stared at all the pretty lights. we were reminded that sometimes the greatest gifts come in unexpected places. and mostly, we celebrated Him. the boys came home to christmas eve boxes and our night was consumed by homemade pizzas, frosty the snowman, and more hot cocoa. before bed we sat under hayden’s lit christmas tree and read a few of our favorite christmas books, and of course ended with ’twas the night before christmas’. the next few days were wrapped up in family.


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