Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas 2012

We had such an awesome Christmas celebration this year. My cousins are visiting from England so they got to spend the day with us. Hubby's parents were also here to celebrate with us. They've been coming to celebrate with us every year since Tman was born. It's so nice because we don't have to travel anywhere. This is my favorite time of the year and I just love to spend time with our family.

The Christmas cards we received this year. I got the idea on how to display them from another blog. Gotta love an easy DIY project. I just love receiving Christmas cards, I usually keep them for months after Christmas so that I can enjoy them longer.
Our Christmas tree right before I went to bed ready for the festivities of Christmas day
We started a new tradition for our family and I look forward to doing it with the kids over the years. We've decided to get the kids matching pajamas every year, I got over zealous this year and got matching family pajamas. My hubby was not sure about it but he went with the flow. Here are the kids opening their pajamas.
 Hubby made pancakes for breakfast and they were so yummy
Before eating we got the kids ready for pictures so that if they made a mess while eating then it wouldn't matter. I was telling Tman to be nice and hold his brother for a pic and I just love how this picture turned out
 My sweet boys posing by the tree
 My mom and the boys :)
 Us with hubby's parents
And one of my favorite pictures of the morning, us in our matching pajamas :). I am definitely going to keep up with this tradition.
 Tman did open a few gifts before we ate breakfast

We got him this trampoline and I think this was the highlight of the entire day. He has been jumping non stop ever since.
 The kids with my grandma and cousin visiting from England
We got dressed up for the dinner with the whole family, my mom and I were twinsies :).
 Me and hubby's mom
 With my sisters
Gift opening was awesome, I sat with Jbird the entire time to help him open his gifts. He was actually enjoying it
 Tman wanted to help his brother too and joined in on the opening of the gift fun
After the gifts it was time for some pictures. I put the boys in their matching red sweater (I totally got my money's worth with those). Four generations.
 The kids all dressed up with hubby's parents
Us with the kids. Since hubby wore the matching pajama, he decided not to dress up for the rest of the day. I guess it's all give and take huh?
 And of course our annual family picture of everyone that celebrated with us
It was such a great celebration with our family. I look forward to Christmas every year because I just love celebrating with my peeps. Hope you had an awesome time celebrating with your family this year. Did you start any new traditions or kept up with old ones? Do share.

19 comments:

  1. What an awesome Christmas celebration/family gathering. Beautiful pictures and I love the pajamas tradition. Really cool. Hubby and I don't have any but I'll work on one for next year.

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    1. thanks J. Christmas traditions are so much fun. Can't wait to see what you come up with next year

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  2. This post makes me so happy! What a great Christmas!

    And you've given me the best idea for when I have kiddos to do the pajamas tradition! I love that!

    Beautiful pictures!

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    1. Awww, thanks Faith. I stole (or maybe I should say borrowed) the idea from someone and it's all yours to take :).

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  3. How awesome are your family moments!! The pjs were awesome...hubby totally vetoed our idea now seeing your pictures I'm doing them next year!! Love that you get dressed for Christmas dinner. Looks like a great time!

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    1. Thanks Mrs Pancakes. It took a lot of convincing to get hubby to do it but it was all worth it. My mom loves to get dressed up so we all have to do it :).

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  4. I just love the matching PJs. I am going to show this post to hubby and tell him I am buying us matching PJs next year because all the cool families are doing it :)

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    1. Thanks Amy, I am glad I made it on your list of cool families :). Do it, you'll be happy you did.

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  5. you guys are so so much fun. i love your matching PJs too.

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  6. One of my former students family does the same pajama picture every year. I always look forward to their Christmas day pictures of the multi-generational pajama pose. Great tradition.

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    1. Thanks Sharon, I hope to keep it up. I am sure I will enjoy looking back at these years from now.

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  7. awww the matching pajamas! that family photo from christmas morning is just great :) It's also great you guys don't have to travel during the holidays, that makes things wayy easier and less stressful. Looks like everyone had a great time, not just the kids!!! :)

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    1. Thanks K. We definitely love not having to travel during the holidays. We definitely all had a great time.

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  8. You have such a beautiful family. You and your mother look so much a like. I love that trampoline, and the P.J's.

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    1. Thanks Keya. My mom loves to hear that :)

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