Brandon’s First Christmas

DSC_0854Little hands learning about the world

Christmas this year was exciting and exhausting all at the same time. Nothing beats wrapping presents for a baby then having to unwrap them yourself since he’s too small. That’s what Christmas is all about though, right? Holidays take on a whole new meaning once you have kids. Brandon was still a little young this year to enjoy it, but I can’t wait until he’s older and really lights up on Christmas morning.

We’ve had about two weeks worth of celebrating and lucky for us, everyone traveled to our house. Being in a different state than the rest of the family has it’s challenges, but I want Brandon and any future kids to be able to enjoy the holiday at home. The weekend before Christmas we ALL were sick and confined to the couch! Sadly, we have the only child who gets sick and still goes 110% all day. Bummer. Kevin’s Mom, sister and nephew came down and we were able to exchange gifts with them (while still in our pajamas!). They brought food AND cooked – no complaining here!

IMG_6710IMG_6712My parents and brother headed over on Christmas Eve, we had an easy crockpot meal and then early to bed to prepare for Santa. I have kept gifts in my closet for weeks now – not because I was afraid of Brandon seeing them, but trying to keep a cat AND baby out of tissue paper is nearly impossible. Seeing all the goodies for our little man was so special. Christmas day was spent opening gifts and enjoying each others company. I think we (Brandon) was opening until 3pm…but it’s not like we had an agenda. This pretty much sums up his day….

DSC_0922We ate, talked, played cards, ate some more and then just when we thought it was over, ate some more! I love Christmas but I also love when it’s over and we can put the house back together.

We finally caught up with our good friends and their babies as well as Kevin’s Dad and Stepmom (and more food!) as well as Kevin’s younger sister! It’s a never-ending holiday but that’s the way I like it!

DSC_0880 DSC_0941 DSC_0916Brandon got some pretty cool goodies that we can’t wait for him to grow into more! Lastly, the ONLY family photo we were able to get…oh well, there’s always next year!

DSC_0970Happy 2016 to all our Family & Friends!


One thought on “Brandon’s First Christmas

  1. Mom

    I hadn’t seen these pictures before…they are just priceless!! Brandon is the cutest little guy in the whole wide world…and I’m not saying that just because he is MY Grandson!! This past Christmas was wonderful and we had such a great time having the whole family together! Happy New Year with much happiness and good health! xoxo


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