Monday, December 28, 2015
Merry Christmas everyone!!
I hope you all enjoyed your time with loved ones and are ready for some New Year fun.
The weather here has been truly wacky. It was near 70 degrees on Christmas Eve and Christmas, and we've had lots and lots of rain. Too much rain! I'm over the rain!
But we thoroughly enjoyed our first Christmas in our new home.
We had lots of fun firsts.. it was Nora's first Christmas, Madden's first Christmas and our first time hosting family here for Christmas Eve and morning. We made some delicious beef tenderloin, homemade mashed potatoes and roasted root vegetables. I just polished off some of the leftovers... NUMMMMM!!
I wasn't really sure what to expect from Hadley this year when she came down Christmas morning. I walked in the room with her, taking video and was waiting for this big reaction from her but she just held on to my leg and would not let go! I think she was feeling the pressure, poor girl!
After she warmed up a bit she had more fun passing out gifts than opening them. It was really sweet to watch :) Nora was watching everyone around her and enjoyed eating some yummy wrapping paper.
Their big present this year was this adorable retro kitchen that took Josh and I a box of wine and 4 hours to put together. It was sketchy there for a minute but we didn't kill each other, and thankfully, the girls love it!
After spending time here with my mom and sister, we went over to my dad's house to do dinner and more gifts with more family. Hadley got a tricycle and was so psyched about it! She's still getting the hang of it but I don't think it'll be long before she's flying down the driveway!
While our family photo came out pretty awesome, you should have seeeeen Hadley losing her shit trying to take this thing. I think she's taken on Sadness from Inside Out because she'll just drop her head down, chin to her chest, and sulk when she can't take anymore. Then she'll fall on the ground.. just like the character from the movie.
It's hard not to laugh at her, which makes her even more mad, but these photos we're priceless!
Drama mama is here, lord help us.
See you in 2016!!