Find Good In Every Day

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The Christmas Post – Part 1 January 9, 2014

Filed under: Daily Blog — Robin @ findgoodineveryday @ 11:11 am

Ok, here we go!  The marathon Christmas posts – pictures and all.  We started the Christmas break off with the kids’ first sleepover.  We managed to get through the night with their friends (a brother and sister that live down that street), including a pancake breakfast the next day.  Then the weekend was pretty low-key.  Getting last minute things done, wrapping presents, baking, having a dinner and cookie decorating party with some other friends, etc.  By Christmas Eve, we were ready to go!  We decided to stay here for Christmas morning because we want to start creating our own traditions in our own home.  It was nice to relax with each other, make the annual cinnamon rolls, have our traditional Christmas Eve fajitas and then open one present before bed.

Sleepover buddies!

Sleepover buddies!

The secret behind a good cinnamon roll?  Making a mess!

The secret behind a good cinnamon roll? Making a mess!

We even took the time to get our the tripod and take a few family pictures.  Definitely a new tradition we’ll have to keep up!

The smiling faces...

The smiling faces…

The silly faces...

The silly faces…

The kissy faces...

The kissy faces..

After we got the cookies, milk, and carrots ready for Santa and his reindeer, it was off to bed!  I could barely sleep, I was so excited – not only for Christmas the next day, but also to start our travels down to family and friends in Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia.  I was just watching the clock, willing it to turn to 6:30 when I could feel ok about being up on Christmas morning.  Sadly, I’m not much of a “stay in pajamas” all day kind of person, so Jeremy and I were up and showered pretty early.  The kids then went ahead and got dressed, so by the time we sat down to open presents, everyone was fully dressed ready to go.

They were so eager!

They were so eager!

The kids had made original Lego creations and wrapped them for Jeremy.  He loved them!

The kids had made original Lego creations and wrapped them for Jeremy. He loved them!

Santa brought Mason a teacher play set.  Just what she asked for!

Santa brought Mason a teacher play set. Just what she asked for!

Santa brought Cooper his much anticipated Imaginext Pirate Ship.

Santa brought Cooper his much-anticipated Imaginext Pirate Ship.

Jeremy and the kids bought me a very warm and cozy robe.  So nice!

Jeremy and the kids bought me a very warm and cozy robe. So nice!

After opening presents, we ate some delicious cinnamon rolls and then loaded up the car.  We were on the road by 9:15!  Not much time for dilly-dallying.  We were just all so excited to get to Maryland and our first stop – The Lakes!  Stay tuned for Part 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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