Tuesday, December 31, 2013

christmas 2013







our first christmas as a family of 3 was overwhelming in all the ways. there was so much love and magic, but so much running around too! we spent the last 2 years hosting but this year it was go-go-go. why did we not host when WE are the ones with a baby? never again! though the good thing about not hosting is that we can leave when were ready rather than dealing with those that never.want.to.leave.




christmas eve (tuesday) isaiah worked and then we headed north about 40 minutes to my dads house for the evening. it was snowing SO BAD in all directions and the wind was wicked crazy. i was so glad to get there safely! dads house was super casual with lots of appetizers & hanging out over some christmas movies. my grandma came down to be with him for the week so it was nice to have her around for the holiday. it was our first christmas without grandpa and i think we all felt it but no one wanted to say anything. thankfully crue is here and i think thats a great distraction for my grandma right now.













christmas morning was my favorite part. we all slept in (til noon!) and it was just the 3 of us. crue wakes up every morning just chatting away and it melts my heart. i can never start a day off on the wrong foot with him doing that! we came downstairs to watch crue open presents and he did SUCH a great job! his favorite ones to open were from aislinn, he loves his rattle and was able to open the whole thing by himself! he loved that wrapping paper. after crue opened gifts from aislinn, santa, and my mom - it was time to open them from us and he was kind of over it by then so we helped. it was kind of funny to unwrap things i had just wrapped days before. christmas as a parent! 








crue learned how to sit all by himself on christmas! we've been trying here and there but come christmas morning it was just like WHAM. I GOT THIS MOM!



after we opened our gifts at home with just the 3 of us, we had to rush and get ready to go to isaiahs moms for the day. i am IN LOVE with the outfit crue wore for christmas day! so cute. once we got to MIL's, he was more into all the people instead of the presents. isaiahs two older brothers were in town from colorado so there were plenty of people at her house for christmas day! crue loved the attention though being passed around all day meant no nap and he was soooo ready to sleep by the end of the night! 








thursday was ANOTHER day of running around, but probably my favorite day of the week!!
crue and i met up with lindsey at caribou and sat there for 2 hours! seriously. i can't get enough of caribou. or lindsey. probably why we hung out again on sunday! after our time at caribou we headed over my aunts house for christmas with them. i love hanging out with my aunt & uncle. my cousin lexy was in town & that always makes me crue so happy! he loves his godmama x1000. my aunt YUMMIEST of martinis with eggnog, cinnamon schnapps and vanilla vodka. now hear me out when i say i have always hated eggnog, but my that one martini was delicious! i also won CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY in our white elephant gift exchange. WINNING!







i hope you all had the merriest of holidays. i can't wait until next christmas when crue will be big enough to understand. it is crazy to think that he will be walking by then! AH! and maybe i will be pregnant again ;) {hey… a girl can dream right?!}








12 comments:

  1. I LOVE all of the pictures! Crue gets cuter by the day! Merry Christmas to your gorgeous family!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Looks like a wonderful Christmas! Crue is seriously so dang cute...those pics in the present kill me! Happy New Year girlfriend! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. As always, I love all your pics! Sounds like you had a great holiday. It really is crazy to think how much can change in a year, isn't it?

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love all the pictures! Crue is so cute and getting so big- sitting up on his own :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love all of his Christmas outfits!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love all of your sweet pictures! Best Christmas yet huh? It gets better too my friend! :) Happy new year to you all. So glad we became friends this year!

    ReplyDelete
  7. These pictures are making me so happy!! Every time I see Crue's smile it just melts my heart. I know what you mean about Christmas being go go go this year. I felt like we were rushing from event to event for the past week. Kinda glad it's over. And I'm vowing to myself to start my Christmas shopping EARLY for next year! (I say that every year though....) Congrats on winning Cards Against Humanity, that's a great white elephant gift! Love that game. ;) I went to Panera bread on Sunday and totally thought of you! I had the broccoli cheddar soup in a bread bowl.... HEAVEN!!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love all the pictures. Crue is getting so big!! What a cutie.

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a cutie pie! It looks like your Christmas was perfect :) Love all the photos!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love all of these pics! Looks like you had a great Christmas! Love the first few in the present!

    ReplyDelete
  11. He is definitely the best gift ever! Such a sweet boy. I loved your dress. You look fabulous

    ReplyDelete