Week 19: 12/23/12 - 12/29/12
It's THE most wonderful time of the year.
And this year's Christmas was absolutely perfect.
Lots of relaxing.
Spending time with family.
Entertaining lots of out-of-town guests.
And mama got two pretty awesome gifts.
A new Canon Rebel T4i.
And a Baby Chunkin.
Traditions, old and new, were celebrated.
Beginning with Christmas Eve at the Greens.
Shrimp cocktail, cheese spreads, and goodies.
Mom allowed one gift to be opened: Christmas Eve jammies for mom, dad, and Beans.
Followed by a special bedtime story: T'was the Night Before Christmas.
I woke up on Christmas morning elated.
Even more excited than when I was a kid.
Couldn't wait to run into Chunkin's room and wake her up.
The magic of Christmas experienced through the eyes of our daughter.
We cuddled with the pups.
Opened stockings and gifts.
Baked while the little Beans napped.
Then our most favorite loved ones came over for Christmas brunch.
And best friends came from all over to celebrate Little Miss Beans.
And Uncle Brad and Auntie Abi came to town.
Always a fabulous time.
Never arriving empty-handed.
Especially at Christmastime.
This year, was a very special handmade, knitted outfit.
Seriously? I want one.
We spent the rest of our time off enjoying Miss Beans.
While she spent her time enjoying her new toys.
And new blankie.
We had ourselves a merry little Christmas indeed.