Sunday, January 8, 2017

Christmas celebrations 2016

We had so much fun celebrating Christmas with our family this year. Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year and I always try to go all out for this celebration. This year was extra special because it was our baby girl's first Christmas.

6 years ago, we were celebrating our first child's first Christmas. 6 years later and we just celebrated our last child's first Christmas. We've come full circle and this definitely marks the end of an era.

My big boys were super excited about the celebrations. It was so neat to watch them get excited about making cookies for Santa and going to bed early so that Santa could pay them a visit. Tman's squeal in the morning when he found the presents under the tree. You guys, it was all so beautiful and endearing.

I compiled a short video of the boys opening a few presents in the morning. It's hard to film and take pictures at the same time. I need more hands. They were so cute though :)
Tman and Jbird putting their puzzle together, they did this a gazzillion times
Tman and Jbird playing with one of their favorite toys
Santa came, I just love this sight the night before Christmas
And of course the Christmas cards with the tree in the background
I snapped a picture of my mom with the kids in the morning
The boys couldn't wait to open presents so I use their excitement to convince them to take a few pictures with us. I present to you our 2016 family Christmas pajamas :)

I love this family of mine, our six pack :)

My mom joined in on the fun too. Don't laugh, I meant to order the "grandma bear" pajama but I ordered the "papa bear" one by accident. Mommy brain in full effect. My mom still looked cute in it.

3 generations :) :) :)
Our four perfect little pumpkins, I love my munchkins
And of course a picture of all of us, hello self timer
We then started to open presents like it was going out of style. The boys were loving every minute of it and kept getting excited for more presents

Look at my baby girl sitting over there like a big girl
We then moved to the playroom to show them their big present, they were ecstatic

Grandma and her granddaughter
Tman really wanted this game called "let's go fishing" and of course Santa delivered :). The boys trying their hand at the new game.

It was actually a pretty fun game
I love this picture that my mom capture of our clan so much.
After playing let's go fishing, we sat back down and opened a few more presents

Oh hi Emilia, enjoying her first Christmas

I always try and take a picture of me and my main squeeze of course
After opening a few presents, we made breakfast while the boys told us how excited they were about all of their toys. My brother who lives about 4 hours away that we rarely see decided to surprise us with a visit on Christmas day. What a great surprise it was
After they left, we opened even more presents

I love this picture so much, baby girl and I are looking at each other with so much adoration
We finally finished opening our presents then it was time to get ready for the celebration with the rest of the family

This being baby girl's first Christmas, I went all out with the matching. We got matching dresses and matching bows. Best part is that my mom told me a month before that she loved the matching and would love to be part of the group (music to my ear).

I present to you our 3 generations of girls, my heart is so full right now

I got us matching bracelets too, I know, I can't even help myself
This baby girl of mine is a total dream. I still can't believe we have a girl :). Matching with my mini me. Doesn't she look so grown?
Our family all dressed up for the Christmas festivities, love our six pack
My brother and his family, I love that the girls are coordinated too
We had a yummy dinner

I took even more picture with the rest of the family

Girls, girls and more girls :)
We opened even more presents with the rest of the group

My brother J loved his present
Christmas is definitely my favorite, family time is the best time
These two, I seriously can't even get over their cuteness right now

We did our annual family photo by the Christmas tree. Hubby's parents are missing because they were in England celebrating with his sister and her new baby boy.
That was our Christmas 2016 in a nutshell, another amazing time spent with our family and loved ones. This was our 7th annual Christmas and I love the fact that next year we will be adding another member to our group.  I hope you had a great time celebrating this year too.


  1. These pictures are just everything! Such a beautiful celebration!!! Your smiles are just so infectous! You make me want to smile too when I read your posts :-).

    Jordan has the nemo fishing thing. They don't play nice when they have it so I've had to put it away.

    Also, the Finding Nemo toy. My inlaws got it for the girls at Christmas. We were going to wait until it got warmer for them to play outside with it. Is it something you can play inside with? I was afraid of them getting water everywhere but it looks like it stayed put? Just checking.

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful celebration. I'll have to blog mine today or sometime this week. :-)

    1. We play inside with that Nemo thing but it's definitely messy. Sometimes there is water all over the place. It will definitely be more fun over the Summer when we can go outside and splish splash everywhere.

  2. Love this! Looks like you all had fun!

  3. What a great family gathering. I love that your brother surprised you all. This post gives me all the smiles!