Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Yes, I know I am a tad bit late, but I'm new at this so cut me a little slack.  And remember, if nothing else this post will be for Tucker to see when he is a wee bit older to look back on his first Christmas.

Christmas this year Felt like it lasted an entire week for our family!  We have lots of places to be and people to see, which we are so thankful for.

To start off the festivities...we attended two candlelight services.  The first at our church on Friday night.  Let me just say, an auditorium lit by 2,400 people holding candles was pretty Amazing!  The second service took place at Dustin's grandmother's church.  I couldn't think of a better way to start off the Christmas holiday.  It was great!

After our second candlelight service on Christmas Eve, we came home spent some time with my family and then did our traditional opening of one gift and started our annual watching of the 24 hour marathon of "A Christmas Story".  Since this made mine and Dustin's 10th (yes ten!) Christmas eve together, this was year number 10 he received PJ's from me!  Growing up, my mom and Granny always gave my sister and me pajamas so I had to pass on this tradition which is so special to me.  I am also very glad to be able to share this tradition with Tucker as well...he has many more pairs of Christmas PJ's to look forward to!

Christmas morning Tucker woke us up so excited to see what Santa had left..actually he was probably just hungry, but then was excited to see what Santa brought!

We then made our way to Dustin's meme's for Christmas brunch and Tucker got to open a few more presents there too.  After brunch, presents, checking out the Christmas service online from Pastor Chris at Church of the Highlands, we ended the morning by watching the original "Miracle on 34th Street" while Tucker had a little nap.  For dinner, we traveled on to Dustin's mom for an untraditional, yet awesome, Christmas meal consisting of steak, potatoes, and salad.  Untraditional, but a nice break from all of the Holiday meals!  It was so delish!  We then exchanged gifts and Tucker opened a lot of great, fun toys from GiGi!  It was a great day filled with lots of family time and LOTS of toys for Tucker boy!  

Dustin and  I ended the night, after putting Tucker to sleep, with a very fun game called "The Logo Game"...one of Dustin's Christmas gifts from me.  He won, as usual, but it was still very fun.  We might even make it a new tradition...ending the night on Christmas night with a board game.  After all, isn't that one of the things that makes the Holidays so special?  Traditions!  

I hope everyone's Christmas was as wonderful as our first Christmas a family of three! :)