Christmas 2015

Our Christmas Eve didn't go quite the way we planned this year... Unfortunately, Jesse woke up with the horrible stomach flu that has been going around and could barely get out of bed.  We weren't able to do our normal Christmas traditions or attend the Christmas Eve service at church. I'll be completely honest and say that it was not an easy day. I did my best to keep the kids entertained but they were extra wild and I quickly ran out of ideas. Just keeping it real here, folks. ;)

Hot chocolate is always a good idea, right?

One of our traditions is to let the kids open one present on Christmas Eve after church. This year we decided to let them open it earlier in the day, hopeful that having something new to play with would keep them entertained.
 Emerson got Shopkins and Adelyn got an airplane. If you know our girls, you know these gifts couldn't be more fitting.

We got the girls in bed early that night to give Santa plenty of time to make his appearance.

He brought a baby stroller and cradle for Adelyn and a keyboard and art set for Emerson.
They were up before 5:30, ready to see their goodies!

The aftermath:

Adelyn's first coat (Goodbye California, hello North Carolina!)

 Playtime with new toys:

Jesse was feeling better but definitely not 100 percent. We all stayed in our PJs all day and this is our ONLY family picture from the day.
 It definitely wasn't how it pictured it going, but at least we were together and the girls had a great day. I'm definitely looking forward to next Christmas in our home. I can't wait to make new memories with my three favorites!
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