On Sunday we put away Christmas. In the Catholic Chruch, the Christmas season officially ends when Jesus gets baptized. I love this because while the rest of the world packs up after presents are opened, we get to soak in this glorious time of year for an extra 3 week.
But, now it’s over, which of course means that we had to pack away our decorations. I am very sad about this – they added so much cheer to the condo and now our walls seem so bare!
Here are a few highlights from our first Christmas as a little family.
^ We decided to make our 1st turkey dinner. Notice there is no turkey on the table. Nope. It was not done in time, so we got to enjoy all the amazingly delicious side dishes.
^ Look at those thigh rolls ❤
^ Getting a special message from Santa.
^ I just love the way Joe was looking at his cousin Craig.
^ Our favorite boardgame! We got Ticket to Ride for Christmas and we play it at least 3 times a week.
^ Josh, the hoarder. Scores big points at the end of the game!
^ I found a vintage 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game at Value Village and gave it to Josh for Christmas. Turns out him and his brother had the exact same game when they were kids!
^ Donatello – he’s my main main!
^ The ridiculous dice flinger. One of the best & worst parts of the game.
^ Josh celebrating getting the dice flinger. But I won the game 😉
^ Fr. James Mallon giving a homily on Christmas morning at our church.
^ Joe listening to Fr. James!
^ Our Lady of Guadeloupe USB skateboard. Awesome stocking stuffer 🙂
Happy birthday Baby Jesus!