Christmas 2014

We bought the house we did because we wanted to be able to host our families and give as many people beds as possible. This Christmas was the first go at that, and I’d say it went splendidly!

I’ll avoid a detailed recap and just share pictures (which are mostly of Finley) with some captions/explanations.

We watched Mickey Mouse Christmas Carol on Wednesday.

Brody ordered matching pajamas. We modeled them for the rest of our family Christmas Eve after Finley had gone to sleep. Nothing says “the holidays” like footie Christmas jammies and booze (for Brody, not me obv).

Finley ate the rest of the cookies left behind by Santa Christmas morning. She had a lot of sugar that day.

We did manage to take a sleepy-eyed family shot.

Here’s a good view of our tree and Finley’s new kitchen, a gift from her grandpa.

The tea set from Grandma Lee was a hit.

Breaks from gift opening were needed Christmas morning, mainly to eat Sara Lee coffee cake and drink coffee.

We helped Finley get started on the unwrapping, but once a corner was torn, she did a pretty good job finishing up.

Finley had lots of gifts to open, including a ton of books.

We saved a few presents for Finley to open once Grandma Chris, Aunt Laura and future Uncle Ben arrived.

Grandma Lee reading a new book to Finley.

Uncle Dan was a trooper and put up with a lot of estrogen during their visit.

This is how we managed to prevent a meltdown during Christmas dinner. She loves the episode Mickey Mouse Saves Santa.

The holidays were exhausting for Moose as well.

Finley and her Aunt Erin made a delicious eggnog loaf the day after Christmas.

Thanks to my sister and SIL for taking some of the photos above (which I stole off of Facebook).

I hope everyone had a happy holiday! Now is it just me or is it time for all these decorations to come down? 😄

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