Our First Christmas As A Family

Well, our first Christmas with Sadie is in the books and it was lovely! We had a good mix of visiting our families, attending church, and downtime at home together.

Here’s a quick rundown of all the celebrations!

Saturday December 22nd –> Went to dinner at my sister-in-law’s and she got engaged! That was so special ❤

Laura is engaged

Sunday December 23rd –> Went to church in the morning and then listened to the choir sing a beautiful cantata in the evening. Sadie and I matched outfits again. Can’t stop, won’t stop 😉

Mother and daughter matching outfit

Monday December 24th –> Baked pretzel hugs in the morning, went to my parents house to exchange gifts with Hannah and Josh, attended our church’s Christmas Eve service, and went to my mother-in-laws afterwards.

Hannah and Josh had their anatomy scan that morning and it’s a girl! They’re naming her Caroline! It was such an answered prayer to hear that their daughter is healthy and measuring right on track. God is good!

Holding up ultrasound to baby

Tuesday December 25th –> Woke up before Jimmy and Sadie and read the story of Jesus’ birth while I sipped my coffee and hung out with the pets. Once everyone was up we exchanged gifts.

We kept it simple and gave Sadie a book about the first Christmas. Jimmy gifted me the one thing I’ve been wanting since September, which is a necklace with Sadie’s name on it! He also gave me this book, which is perfect for me, haha.

Sadie name necklace in silver

I gave Jimmy a waffle maker and smart lightbulbs. An odd combo, but that’s exactly what he wanted, lol. In the evening, we headed to my brother’s house to celebrate with him, our family, and my sister-in-law’s family.

Sadie loved all the cuddling and attention! We were all discussing the fact that next Christmas, there will be a toddler (Sadie… a toddler. Hold me.) and two six-month-old babies (Caroline and my brother and Racquel’s baby!) at our celebration. I also filmed a vlog that day.

Family Christmas picture

Friday December 28th –> Had dinner at my father and mother-in-law’s and exchanged gifts. It was a great evening to cap off all of our Christmas celebrations!

Opening Christmas gifts by Christmas tree

Looking back on this Christmas, there were so many good things. My sister-in-law got engaged, Hannah and Josh have a healthy baby girl, and Jimmy and I spent our first Christmas with sweet Sadie Mae.

Most importantly, we celebrated the birth of Christ and all that means for us as Christians. What a blessing ❤

Tell me about your Christmas!


Our Christmas Vlog

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas! I’ll be posting about ours soon, but for now I wanted to share a vlog I filmed that day. I guess it’s not technically a vlog because it’s just music and video, but I don’t know what else to call it, haha.

When I woke up that morning, I was undecided on filming video clips of the day, but now I’m so glad I did! I already love looking back on Sadie’s first Christmas!

How was your Christmas?