Christmas 2017

I can’t believe it has already been two weeks since Christmas! I feel like it came and went SO fast this year.

Literally nothing I had planned went as expected, but we were so lucky to be surrounded by lots of family and (too much) food. This will definitely be one we won’t forget!

We kicked off the holiday season by visiting Santa. We were totally expecting Beckham to scream his face off, especially since Stranger Danger is a big thing in our house right now. But he was surprisingly content sitting in Santa’s lap (it may have actually been the candy cane or the beard.. but hey, there’s a smile).

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We knew Christmas was going to be hard this year as it was the first without my mom and mother-in-law, so we busied ourselves with our plans for Christmas parties and festive events. We hosted Christmas for my family (on my dad’s side) for the first time, and I’m so glad that we did! I warned everyone that there would possibly be a sighting from an Asian Santa Claus, and sure enough he showed up in proper fashion! He even let us know that Santa was so dark because he just got back from Cancun. My cheeks hurt so bad from laughing so hard.

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Although I hardly took any pictures because I was running around like crazy, Christmas #1 was a success.

On Christmas Eve, we made a trip to Garland to visit my grandparents on my mom’s side.      Beckham got spoiled with gifts– his favorites were his puppy and new chair. My favorite was the tea cup and ceramic plate my grandma had when she was a child that she gifted him. So special! They are not big on photos, but they promised me just one. 😉

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We had Robert’s cousins over to stay the night on Christmas Eve and share in our Christmas festivities. We lit a fire, baked and decorated cookies, prepared a few dishes for the next day, drank hot cocoa and watched Home Alone. Hopefully this tradition sticks around, cousins and all.

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