Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Very Merry Christmas!!!

We had such a great Christmas. We got to spend almost a week in Moab, and it was fun to celebrate Kynlee's first Christmas with everyone.

Grandma Sue reading "The Night Before Christmas"
 Carson opening a present on Christmas Eve. I got new Pjs for all of us, and though these are mine, Carson really thought they were for him, hence the cheesy smile in the picture. It was a classic "Christmas Story" moment. (We should have made him put them on)
 Hanging with Grandpa Dan
 Kynlee showing off  her new shades

Dad sporting Kynlee's new shades

 Christmas at Papa Joe's

Sporting our new Pjs and our loot with our new pillowcases
Christmas at home, it took her a while, but Kynlee really did open that present mostly by herself

 She looks pretty happy with all her new stuff.

It was a bittersweet Christmas. We were so excited for Kynlee's first Christmas, but sad for the first Christmas without my Mom. Some sweet angels pitched in though and provided our family with a Secret Santa box full of presents for everyone (and there are a lot of us). It meant so much to us that they would do that for us to help make this Christmas special. Dad also did an awesome job of making Christmas special, especially for the Grand kids.  Mom would have been proud, although if she knew how good he really is at Christmas shopping, she might have put him in charge years ago. On second thought she probably would have taken his credit card away. We had such a great Christmas!
And now I am sad, just like every year, because Christmas is over. I sit and stare at my beautiful tree, and I don't want to take it down. I am not sick of the Christmas music yet, or the lights. And I hate to think that next Christmas is so far away. Now what is there to look forward to??

 Valentine's day??

Hmmm somehow that doesn't even come close to the special spirit that Christmas brings. 
Oh well, until next year. And in the meantime I will enjoy l playing with my sweet baby girl, spending time with my family, and looking forward to warmer weather.

Merry Christmas!!!


The Gillen's said...

I never want Christmas to end either. And I always keep up my decorations until at least the end of January :) Merry Christmas!

Brian and Kelsey said...

Christ,as always comes too fast. It makes me miss being a kid when counting 25 days to Christmas took forever!