I look forward to Christmas ALL YEAR. No joke. I love everything about Christmas, but mostly I love that I get to spend quality time with my favorite people.
A couple of days before Christmas my baby sister Callie and her BF Westen flew in from Nebraska and my sister Tara came up from LA. We wasted no time getting out and experiencing the beautiful Central Coast. We headed to Morro Bay to take a walk on the beach. It was a cold day, but we all enjoyed it immensely, especially Nathan who enjoyed having the undivided attention of so many people, seeing all of the dogs, kites, and birds on the shore, as well as digging and getting covered in mud and sand.
|Dad, Cal, Me (and Nathan), Tara, Mom|
|Tara is the queen of selfies! Here we all are! Excuse my son eating his snotty nose!|
For those of you who follow my blog, you know that my mom's side of the family dresses up for Christmas Eve in "themed" outfits. This year our theme was Elf. Cameron is determined to wear PJ's for as many years as we can so when we found these amazing elf PJ's at Target we were sold! Unfortunately they didn't have any maternity sizes and my 21 week belly was barely contained. I think if I had been a few weeks further along it might have been a crop top. "Sexy Elf" if you will ;)
These boys are so crazy but they look so sweet in this picture!
This is more realistic...
Here's everyone in their glory. I think we look pretty spiffy! (I especially like my SIL Carrie's ELF-esque (as in the Will Ferrell movie) outfit!
|Dad, Mom, Carrie, Me, Cameron, Westen, Callie (Adden and Benny out front), Katie, Mike, Josiah, Addie, Tara and Nathan|
|My girls! I love them!|
Christmas was so wonderful and magical this year. Nathan was at SUCH a fun age this year and was so excited and into his presents. He had the greatest most excited reaction to every single present and I just loved watching him. Having kids at Christmas makes everything better, I tell you what!
This year Nathan got to do my mom's nativity advent. One piece goes in each day of December and on Christmas morning baby Jesus gets put in on Christmas morning.
Nathan was so stoked to get his own chapstick. We could have spent 2 bucks on Christmas and he would have been perfectly happy. Haha.
|Bubble bath from Aunt Tara!|
|Slippers from my MIL Kaye! I love them!|
|Nathan and his favorite person, cousin Adden!|
The day after Christmas we headed back to the coast and took a walk at the amazing and beautiful Montana de Oro...
It was lovely...
|Another Tara selfie....I love this picture! And these people!|
|Two of his favorites ;)|
|Sisters! Callie, Me, Tara|