Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Part 2

Christmas Countdown

Is anyone else mourning the end of the holidays like I am? No? Do you want to punch me in the face for showing you the countdown for Christmas? ;)

The holidays are always magical in my world...but this holiday season takes the cake. Not only was it AJ and I's first "married" Christmas, but Finley being at an age where she was excited about presents made it that much more fun! You will see that the majority of my photos are of my ornery little niece...forgive me...she is just so darn cute ;)

Every year my mom and I try to get together with whoever wants to join the madness and make cookies. This year Finley joined us...and let's just say not many cookies were made :)
Things started out okay...

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And then went downhill pretty quickly...

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Me? I spent most of my time snuggling Nora...so I suppose I wasn't too much help either :)

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Christmas Eve and Christmas were extra wonderful this year because both of our families joined for a "super celebration!" I mean...how lucky are we that both sets of our parents get along so well? One big family family event...love, love, love!
Christmas Eve was at our house and we were so excited to host our first family function. First of many I hope :)

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The Smiths -don't mind our bright blue walls...that will be the first thing to go in 2016 ;)
Brian and Vanessa

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Fred and Cheryl

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Not our best photo...but you work with what you've got ;)

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And although they couldn't make it home for Christmas this year...Jenni and Evan were able to join us via Skype :)

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While my parents and grandparents visited upstairs, the Smith clan did our annual gift exchange. I didn't get many pics...I was too excited...I love opening gifts :)

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The next morning we got up extra early and headed out to my parents house. Please forgive me...most of the photos are of the famous Finley...but like I said before...I can't help that she's so cute :)

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She was pretty excited to see what Granny and Papa "Santa" brought her!


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My grandparents <3


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My parents yet again made this a fun and special Christmas for everyone :)

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Brandon and Caitie

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Some of the toys required extra assistance!

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Front row seats to the madness!

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Norah was pretty amazed with her Papa :)

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Butt hair beer....don't ask ;)

 
 And what better way to end such a perfect Christmas, than with a friendly nerf gun fight ;)

My dad bought these for Fin, but after discovering how powerful (and fun) they were, the adults decided we better take them instead :)

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Our first "merried" Christmas was pretty darn perfect :)

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