I hope you all had a fabulous holiday season. And while I guess it’s back to business as usual, I’d still like to revel in the memories for a bit longer if that’s all right with you! My husband and I went “home” to NJ for Christmas this year. It’s always a real treat for me to be back up north for Christmas — partly because I get to see my wonderful, crazy family; and partly because it’s COLD! And I love the cold! It just doesn’t feel like Christmas when I’m wearing a t-shirt.
Here are just a couple of snapshots from my Christmas. My cousins both have made some ridiculously adorable kids, and seeing them on Christmas always makes things more exciting. More hugs, more sugar-high-induced stories, more innocent wonder.. the whole bit.
Here’s the whole crazy gang managing to sit still for juuuust about a millisecond before singing Happy Birthday to Jesus (complete with cake and candles):
And my cousin’s husband bought this incredible remote-controlled dinosaur toy (whether it was for the kids or himself, the jury is still out..). It walks, and moves its head, and bites, and breathes fire, and does laundry. Okay, maybe I made the last two up, but I think you get the idea — it’s AWESOME. The boys were waffling somewhere between pure love and sheer terror: