26 Dec 2012

We Wish You A Merry Christmas Morning

This post will be mostly full of pictures.  I don't think I'm up for much reflecting at the moment, and with a boy who won't nap and is attempting to play quietly in his room, I doubt I'll get through this whole thing all at once.  But I will leave you with a few thoughts, and then a slew of pictures.
Christmas 2Lettertosanta 1Lettertosanta 3Lettertosanta 2(Dear Santa, Here is a snack for you.  It will make you very healthy.  To Santa, from Jayce.  Then he drew a picture of Santa at the bottom.)
Christmas 34Thought #1
This is the first time that we have woken up in our own home on Christmas morning since we've had kids, and only the 3rd time in 9 married years.  The highs were very high, particularly the "night before Santa and reindeer prep," the "Christmas morning tree squealing and happy dancing," and the "not having anywhere to be at a particular time and doing things at our own pace."  
Also, the lows were low, with 4 days of "we're all out of our routines and in this house together and driving each other a bit crazy," missing our families, and seeing how our families missed us.  Chris and I talked numerous time about this in the past few days, "this is one thing that's great about just being home/this is one thing that stinks about being here right now instead of…" and just kept saying things like, "Well, each situation has pros and cons.  Now we know the pros and cons with this one," and other such reasonable comments.  We pretend that being reasonable makes us feel better.
Christmas 36Christmas 37Christmas 38(Jayce paused in the middle of ripping open this kitchen to chop the watermelon that I had staged on the counter, and hand a piece to each of us.  Kids are so funny.)
Christmas 39Thought #2
Why do we insist on taking pictures of all of us together in the morning, with slept on-hair, bleary eyes, and bad lighting?  
Because these are the things that memories are made of, right? Right.Christmas 41Christmas 43Christmas 44 Anyway, on to the pictures.
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2 comments:

E said...

Your children are so beautifully striking. Even in the early morning Christmas hours ;)

Shannon :: The Scribble Pad said...

I was thinking the same thing Elizabeth wrote, gorgeous children! And I love your baby-proofed, bare bottom tree. :)

I am finding you from E-Tells-Tales and loved your reflection on the pros and cons. Thank you for being so honest.

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