A Little More Christmas

We had a quiet cozy Christmas at home.

We enjoyed a lot of good food, surprisingly mild weather, days of sleeping in, time with my brothers and parents and much-needed down time. Aaron and I have made a habit of renting Redbox movies and lighting a fire in our fireplace every evening. Like I said…quiet and cozy.

Aaron’s mom gifted the boys tractor ornaments this year and they are just perfect. Both boys love to inspect the tree, looking for ‘their’ ornaments. Jack loves to tell us that ‘he wishes he had a tractor.’

Thanks to a new addiction to pinterest, I tried a new cookie recipe this year: raspberry almond shortbread. My mom and I couldn’t stop eating them, Aaron claimed that because they have ‘fruit’ in them, they weren’t actually a dessert. Whatever.


It was just the four of us on Christmas morning and Santa brought Jack quite the surprise — a 4wheeler. It’s the only thing the kid has asked for all season long and when we saw a deal of the century we jumped on it. I’m not sure who was more excited for this gift…Daddy or Jack.

Luke was pretty thrilled too.

The rest of the day was spent at my parents house opening gifts, eating and relaxing. I want to remember this year. The way the boys dug through their stockings and Jack asked me about Santa coming down the chimney. I want to remember snuggling Luke close as we sang carols at Christmas eve service; his hair smelling faintly of gingerbread cookies and little boy. I want to remember laying in bed on Christmas Eve night so excited for the morning, now for a whole different reason.

So many lovely happy moments.

Tell me…how was your Christmas?


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