Our Christmas was so sweet this year! Having a three-year-old makes life fun, and having a three-year-old makes Christmastime extra fun 🥰
We kicked off our Christmas celebrations on Thursday night with Jimmy’s dad, stepmom, and siblings at our house. We had an epic breakfast-for-dinner spread. We had fruit salad, waffles, sausage, bacon, home fries, eggs, and orange juice + coffee. It hit the spot!
We all exchanged gifts and hung out until it was Sader Tot’s bedtime. It was such a lovely evening.
Friday was Christmas Eve! Sadie and I did school at Starbucks while Jimmy worked a half-day. My parents came over around lunchtime and we exchanged gifts with them and played with Sadie until late afternoon.
We got ready and headed to church in the evening. Jimmy had a short devotional to do and I sang with a few other women. Sadie ran around 😂
Jimmy and I hung out on the couch after we put Sadie to bed and then he somehow wrapped gifts (he always waits until Christmas Eve 😆) late into the night while I crashed.
On Christmas morning I was up early to have some quiet time with God. Once Jimmy and Sadie were up we had coffee and exchanged gifts! We gave Sadie kinetic sand and she was so excited. I hope I always remember her excitement over a simple box of sand ❤️
Jimmy’s mom, her fiancé, and Jimmy’s siblings came over mid-morning and we had a cupcake and coffee bar to enjoy while we exchanged gifts and visited with each other.
I put together some coffee (iced and hot), flavored coffee syrups, whipped cream, flavored creamers, pirouline wafers (which Sadie called “coffee pretzels” LOL), strawberry cupcakes, and peppermint bark.
Sadie enjoyed all the attention and it was nice way to spend Christmas morning! Niva had fun romping around with my brother-in-law’s dog, Peach, too. He takes her everywhere and it’s adorable.
We put Sadie down for her nap and relaxed for a bit until it was dinnertime. We drove out to my brother’s house (he lives on the other side of Pittsburgh) and spent the evening with his family, my sister’s family, and my parents.
It was a total blast to have all five grandkids under one roof for an evening. I think the last time that happened (aside from at church) was in the Outer Banks a few months ago!
All in all it was a really, really great holiday season for us! I’ll probably share more pictures soon. In the meantime, here’s the vlog I filmed of our Christmas celebrations 😊