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Holiday Happenings

Disclaimer: Lots of photos Ahead

Have the last couple of weeks been a whirlwind of events for you as well? Besides both my plumbing and water going out the weekend before Christmas which just happened to coincide with the weekend that Micah was out of town, everything was Fa-La-La-La-Tastic. 
Micah had flown out the weekend before to attend his sister's graduation for (drumroll please) her PhD.
 Way to go Kristi!

He flew back home with his parents which kicked off our Christmas week. There was lots of balloon making by Papa, snuggling with Jammie, a day at the beach and a night at Downtown Disney. Lots of relaxing and shopping in between. As always, their stay was way too short and we all enjoyed every minute spent together. 
Oh, and if you have a moment check out Elsie singing 12 days of Christmas while eating breakfast before taking them to the airport. 

After we dropped them off at the airport I had less than 24 hours to prepare for the Holiday weekend and all its festivities. The Quiggle's were coming over for our traditional Quigsor Christmas Eve. This tradition started because we were Next Door neighbors for five years and didn't see any reason to break tradition after we moved and still keep at it. Lots of laughs, tons of gifts and many cherished moments is what make traditions such as these awesome. 
The next morning was actually Christmas Morn, but almost forgot because I felt like we already had Christmas twice with the Ensors' and then the Q's. Elsie was so much fun and Vernon, well of course he had no idea what was going on but was so excited to open gifts nonetheless. No sooner than finishing breakfast and opening a few gifts from each other did my family show up with a truckload of gifts for all of us. At first I was overwhelmed but then realized they had brought gifts to us from my brothers and family in Michigan. Ok so I was still a little overwhelmed, but it was awesome!
Below is a video of Elsie waking up Christmas morn and opening her stocking
   
This video is of Vernon opening gifts. He was hilarious and would squeal every time we put something to unwrap in front of him. Pure joy this boy of ours.
Soon after opening gifts we all headed to my Aunts house for some more holiday cheer and got to catch up with my cousins and have my little ones blessed with more gifts from the Aunts and Uncles. It was a very full day of love and family!
Now its time to relax until the New Year weekend.
Happy Holidays!









5 comments:

Kristi and Ken said...

Looks like a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for sharing! Loved the videos! Elsie is so precious!

Vintage is for Lovers said...

Love, love, love these pics Nat! Merry Christmas! Looking forward to seeing ya'll in the New Year! xo Samantha

jennifer said...

Its not Christmas if Uncle MIcah doesn't have a bloody nose. Just curious if you have ever counted up Elsie's Minnie and Mickeys. The video was awesome BTW.

Lauryn Clemmer said...

darling little family! love the christmas card... cute christmas gifts! and LOVE the frame collage on your wall... beautiful. i'm a new follower!
{love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

Kara said...

I love Elsie's little voice, it is so stinkin' cute! And I love little Vernon crawling in the background! They are both getting so big! Glad you guys had a great Christmas!