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A very merry Christmas.

Christmas this year is officially over. You know that saying about it not being a party unless someone pukes? WELL, if measured by those standards we had a very successful Christmas! We hosted Christmas Eve for my husbands family- it turned out perfectly! My poor, sweet, niece has allergies- and we successfully had an egg-free, dairy-free, and nut-free meal. Complete with a hot coca bar. Lex got her play-cottage, and it was impossible to tear her away for dinner. That evening we all went to a little plaza by our house and watched santa come. . . on a fire truck! I always love seeing that stuff through the kids eyes.


To say lex was excited about her playhouse would be a drastic understatement.


The Christmas Eve crew- minus my sister-in-law who was sick and had to leave a little early.


Christmas morning we woke up to discover that santa had come! Lex came down, took one look at her dress up tower, crib, and new tutu’s, and went straight for the princess bandaids that santa left in her stocking. Only after she had an “ariel” band-aid on could the fun begin. Her favorite toys were an ariel whose tail lights up when she sings, of course her buzz lightyear action figure, and lots of art supplies. I can’t wait to get into the puzzles, art stuff, and everything else when we get back from the snow.


After we finished up christmas morning at our house we went to my parents for christmas day. Where there were even more presents for lex to rip open and love. Among her favorites were her easel, lots of bubble guppies and little people play sets, toy story 3 (of course), and her new PBK kitty sleeping bag (which we weren’t sure she’d be old enough for. but she LOVES!). She loves my parents house because her most favorite dog EVER lives there (a tiny dachshund named abby).


My brother tricked mike and i into taking a nice little 4 mile run. I wish i could say i hated him for it. . . but i’m actually proud i managed to RUN FOUR MILES. I’m totes not a runner.


The evening involved toy story 3 on the couch, in a sleeping bag, with lex’s favorite person. She ate zero dinner, didn’t want to go to bed, and ended up being the one to throw-up everything in her stomach multiple times. We don’t think she’s sick- just way too much excitement for this little girl to handle!


Now we’re snuggled in mammoth and ready to hit the ski slopes (even if there isn’t much snow covering the slopes)!

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  • December 27, 2013 - 4:28 am

    Jenny - so sorry lex got sick! Callie was totally over excited and hard to get to sleep Xmas eve night and was up way too early! I love her face looking At Ariel with her tutu on! what a fun Christmas! Little ones sure do add a lot of fun to it don’t they?!

  • December 27, 2013 - 8:38 am

    Colleen - What a fun Christmas you all had! I totally understand how Lex felt… Christmas is a fun filled, exciting whirlwind of a day!

  • December 27, 2013 - 10:05 am

    ehayes1183 - Looks like a blast outside of the vomit, but we had that here too of the newborn milk puke variety….mmm fun! Love her gifts!

  • December 27, 2013 - 5:21 pm

    Elizabeth - I love that she got tutus, Ariel and Buzz for Christmas! Girl has good taste and variety! Hope she’s feeling better!

  • December 27, 2013 - 6:59 pm

    Sara - Your holiday sounds perfect, and I fully expect a Snuggler if it’s cold in Vegas. I’m just sayin…

    I’m beyond impressed with your running skillz… tell Shaun to come to Texas and totally make me a runner again.

  • December 28, 2013 - 6:15 pm

    Lisa - New to your blog so Im sure you’ve answered this a MILLION times, what kind of camera do you use???

  • December 30, 2013 - 3:37 pm

    Courtney B - What a wonderful Christmas!! Oh the excitement our littles bring to the holiday 🙂
    So proud of you for running 4 miles!
    An I’m dying over your tank top dress. DYING! Just another reason I need to get the heck outta here! TOO COLD!

  • December 31, 2013 - 12:25 pm

    julie - I love the pajamas, with a tutu, and band-aid on her foot photo! That girl is FULL of personality, just like her mama…and I LOVE it!

  • January 3, 2014 - 9:14 am

    Courtney - Merry (belated) Christmas! Poor Lex getting sick to her stomach at the end, I guess too much fun really is too much fun sometimes. So cute that she went nuts for her presents, I love the excitement from kids. Getting tricked into a 4 mile run sounds like a rotten trick to me though. 4 miles wow, way to do it!

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