Saturday, January 3, 2015


Since we moved right between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we didn't have a lot of time to do all the Christmassy stuff we usually do, but we still had a blast!

Paxton was a fan of decorating the tree this year and even repurposed some toilet paper to make it prettier. 
We had our annual Chrismtas jammies and Charlie Brown Chrismtas night complete with popcorn. 
Jared and I left the boys with a non-family babysitter for the first time and went to his work's ugly Chrismtas sweater party. 
We moved to Oklahoma and decorated our new house for Christmas!
Paxton helped me bake sugar cookies and then the boys decorated them for Family Cookie Night. 
We met at Gramsy's house and sampled everyone's cookies. 
Before we knew it, it was the day before Christmas Eve and we hadn't been to see Santa, so we got ready...
...and went to visit him at Northpark Mall. 
Then, since we were right by the hospital the boys got to meet their first cousin, Baby Brooks!!
They were both so sweet and they were excited!

Then it was Christmas Eve! We got ready and FINALLY took a picture of the boys in front of the tree. 
Then we had lunch at Grandpa Mark's house with some of Jared's family. Paxton and Uncle Mason played some football. 
Christmas Eve night we went to Aunt Jojo's house for snacks and Dirty Santa. 
The boys found a "cave" to hide in and Uncle Rich stole Porter's M&M's and Paxton's Twizzler's during Dirty Santa. Luckily Paxton stole a huge tub of popcorn so they were ok. 
Then it was time to go home, get Chrismtas jammies on and wait for Santa!
The boys were so excited about their new table and easel, but what they really couldn't wait another second for was opening presents!
Then Gramsy and the aunts came over for a late breakfast and we opened presents all day long between snacks. 
Since Brooks was born right before Christmas, Grandpa Mark and Granny V both pushed their Christmas celebrations back so Brooks could come. We had Grandpa Mark's Monday night so we could all watch the OU bowl game. 
Granny V's Christmas was a few days after New Year's. To say Porter enjoyed dinner (ham, green beans, rolls with honey butter and scalloped potatoes) would be an understatement. He ate for so long and kept requesting more and more ham. Finally, Papa was trying to clear the table after everyone had finished dessert and when he picked the tray of ham up, Porter grabbed for it and squealed at him! Papa gave him a few more pieces...
When Porter was finally full, it was time to open presents. 
Paxton and Porter opened most of theirs first and then took off to play while everyone else opened. Paxton got some light up cars that drive by themselves and they were the hit of the night. They also each got a pair of Nikes and now every day Porter asks to wear his "nah-keys". 
It was a great Christmas and we are glad to be back in OK. It was such a good feeling to tuck the boys into their own beds on Christmas Eve and have them wake up on Christmas morning at their own house. I think that alone sealed the deal for me about us being in the right place. 

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