Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Eve

I didn't mean to take a break but the last few days have been packed. Plus we have all these new cool toys around to play with and a new couch! Dave and I a few years ago decided to do a joint gift for each other. Something that we need/want around the house. This year was a couch. I will post pictures of it soon. But here is our Christmas Eve...

We spent the day at Dave's dads house. We had a huge dinner, celebrated Elinor's birthday and had fun with family. Ruby and Reid were there which made Elinor over the top excited. We have spent so many holidays with them in MA. They always invited us when we stayed home and didn't have anywhere to go, like last Christmas. It's so cute to see Elinor ask for her aunt, uncle and cousins now. She is finally remembering their names and loves to spend time with them. Makes me so happy to live closer to everyone now. 

look at the explosion of gifts under pop pops tree! 
leave it to Elinor to find a crown laying around the house and claim it.
Elinor was taking random gifts all night and trying to open them. She was good about putting them back when we said they weren't for her but that didn't stop her from trying over and over. I love Christmas so much more now having Elinor. Watching the kids get so excited about everything is so cute. They were even excited watching each other open gifts and passing out gifts. It was so sweet.
 These three are too funny. I love the pictures Justine took too.

Tomorrow will be our Christmas morning post!

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  1. Love Christmas with Cousins! Just driving back from our big family Christmas in ohio! Happy New Year!

  2. I took off a few extra days too! It's great to be with family and sometimes other things need to go on the back burner!

    1. It was nice! I didn't even think about it. I'm sure after awhile my mom would start asking for an update :)

  3. Awww, family time. Let the rest go and enjoy.

  4. Beautiful family Christmas Eve! Happy New Year!

  5. I hear ya about needing a break! Love those Christmas jambes photos!

  6. These are such special times. I love the pictures and that you shared them and your experiences with us.