I’m blessed with a pretty fantastic family. Christmas just gives us an extra excuse to plan fun events, spend a little extra time cuddling on the couch and showering each other with lots of love and a gift or two!
We spent Christmas Eve in sunny southern California going to the Irvine Spectrum to do a few rides and treat the kids to ice cream. My heart was just a tiny bit heavy thinking about all the snow I won’t be seeing…but only for a minute.
We went to church together in the evening…here’s the storytime for the kids.
Okay…buckle in there’s lots more documentation of Christmas day!
After the kids were fast asleep, I set out all the presents and gave everything a good sprinkle of fake snow. (In honor of all the snow my parents are enjoying in Montana right now!) I even made a little trail from the door and created a few footprints.
We can always count on Cooper for a good reaction to gifts!
To finish the day, we sat around the fire pit with our desserts.
…and watch the kids swim!
What a perfect ending to the day!