Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Baby’s first Christmas…

Christmas is always a special time of year, but this year was a little extra special for a couple of reasons.

First of all, we didn’t travel this year!  For us, this was really exciting.  Since we have moved to Knoxville, we have done the whirlwind, tri-state tour of Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee.  Twelve years of hectic traveling from state to state and house to house.  And all of the drives would be at least 3 hours long.  It was pretty exhausting.

This year, we had Christmas at our house!  We didn’t have to travel, but it was not any less hectic!  If you’ve read about our Christmas decorating saga, then you know what I’m talking about (by the way – we put up two trees but only put lights and ornaments on one!).  But we have enjoyed every single minute with lots of friends and family stopping by and spending the holidays with us!

But what really made Christmas extra special this year was sharing it with Mike.  Sure – he was just a smidge over 4 weeks old.  Sure – he had no idea what was going on (or why).  But it was still his first Christmas and his first visit from Santa.  And he surely didn’t understand what Father Michael’s homely (since he sleeps through Mass), but we certainly enjoyed sharing it all with him!  As a matter of fact, he’s asleep in his bouncy seat wearing one of his outfits from Santa – it has dinosaurs on it and says “snugglesaurus”.  And while there will be many, many, many other firsts for our new family, there is only one “baby’s first Christmas”…

 

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Dad and Mike waiting to open presents!

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Mike with his new teddy bear under the Christmas tree…

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