Christmas 2012

 I am a little late on my Christmas post, but I have been crazy busy at work the past few weeks.  This Christmas was filled with emotions.  It was very difficult having lost papa just before Christmas, it was so hard to walk into my moms on Christmas Eve, and not see him sitting in on the couch.  Even though it was a hard Christmas it was probably one of the best yet. We didn't have much time for shopping or preparing the days leading up to Christmas, so instead on focusing on the things we focused on being together as a family.  It was so nice for us all to be able to spend so much quality time, and be together during the holidays.  I come from such a strong family, and I knew we would get through this with the help of each other.  There are still hard days, but we are taking it one day at a time.  Back to Christmas, every year we follow the same traditions, and I love it that way.  I know Hudson will grow up with the same Christmas traditions we did, and we are adding a few of our own as a family.  Christmas Eve we always to go church with Luke's family, have dinner and open gifts at his grandmothers, then head to my parents for the rest of the night.  At my parents we change into our PJ's, and all of the girls are matching.  Christmas morning we woke up, and Hudson was a little overwhelmed to say the least.  We didn't go all out this year, since he still doesn't fully grasp it, thank goodness we didn't, because the grandparents did.  I woke up early to make a breakfast casserole, my parents came over, we ate, had mimosa's, and watched Hudson play with his toys.  They left and went to see the girls, and we headed over there shortly after.  We always have breakfast with Luke's family Christmas morning around 11, and then we did Christmas with them later that night.  Lots of celebrating I tell ya.  We are so blessed to have such amazing families to spend the holidays with.  It gets hectic going from place to place, but I am so thankful we do not have to travel.  I am a little disappointed in my lack of picture taking this year, but here are the few I managed to snap.

All of the gifts at my moms.

His loot from Santa.

After all of the Christmas celebrations.  We are going to have to reign the grandparents in next year.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  Get ready for post overload, because I have finally figured out my blogger issues.  If you are having problems downloading pictures, download Google Chrome.  It works great so far!

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