>> Friday, January 6, 2012
I can hardly believe we're a week into the new year and Christmas has come and gone. I'm in complete disbelief at how fast time is passing by and am trying to keep with my resolution to take it all in!
Christmas was such a whirlwind this year, more so than ever before. I guess the whole surprise trip to Disney the day after really put a twist on things!
My sister, brother-n-law and precious niece drove down to Louisiana from St. Louis on the eve of Christmas Eve. The day before we ended up in the urgent care with Jackson, running 102 fever and diagnosed with tonsillitis yet again, so we hung pretty low that night.
The next morning, Christmas Eve, we did something that we've never done before - we had Christmas morning at my mom's house. We normally always do Christmas morning at her house, but everyone wanted to see Jackson wake up to "Santa" at our house instead. So, the day started out with Irish Coffees, Mimosas and Bloody Mary's and progressed to lunch and presents!
|Sweet Amelia is a little present under the tree:)|
|Jackson and Amelia were so excited to get into all their presents at Loli&Pops!|
|Running the bases in his pjs:)|
|I love that we're all big kids at heart:)|
|This did not go as we envisioned:(|
|The early hours of Christmas morning...|
|I had to put out a plate of cookies and milk for Santa...even though we had no milk or cookies...|
Mr. made an awesome Christmas morning feast and we sipped coffee and opened more packages! My tree looked so bare without presents under it by the end of the morning.
We put Jackson down for a quick nap and rushed to get ready for our last Christmas at the Wilson's. We got there just in time for dinner and more presents! Poor Jackson is having a hard time understanding why everyday isn't Christmas now:)
After a nice evening of visiting and playing with cousins, it was time to head home to finish packing for Disney.
Our alarms went off at 3AM, and we hit the road for a magical week...