Part two of Christmas is all about the love. Love for being at my grandmother’s house like we have been almost every year for 30 years, love for having sweet children around and seeing their joy and excitement and love for having all of my family together in one place.
Here are some of my favorite photos from Christmas 2013.
Two goldens vying for my grandmother’s attention…and her popover.
Annual Christmas Day run. It’s a tradition. Get up, get moving and get your mind right for the day! Around 4 miles covered and it felt ah-mazing.
Christmas chaos began around 1 p.m. We have a tradition that one of the grandchildren (or now great grandchildren) acts as the “Christmas elf” and wears a Santa hat and passes out the presents.
The pups were there in full Christmas gear and ready to partake in the action. This is my parents golden Sam.
And my golden girl got a little worn out by all the craziness.
She retreated under the table and stayed there for hours. Sweet girl.
After years of longing for a Vitamix, I finally got one this Christmas. (Tip: you can get a refurbished Vitamix that comes looking brand new with a five year warranty for a nice discount!)
And I also got a hard shell Tumi suitcase that I’m pretty much head over heels for . I don’t know if I’ll ever fly with for fear that it will be beaten and abused.
Watching the little ones open their gifts was AMAZING. Happy, happy girls!
My nieces received these pillow/sleeping bag combos that they could not get enough of.
And the littlest baby was nothing but smiles all day too!
My Mema was thrilled to get a new Kindle.
And my mom loved the new scarf and hat I got her to warm her up during cold weather beach walking at home in Florida.
It was such a fun day having the kids around. Totally changes Christmas.
Of course I had to get a Christmas day pic in with my best girl.
And my cute niece. Family resemblance much??? 😉 Love her.
Table set for 15.
And a happy Mema at the end of the day. We were all SO lucky to be there together at her house. It was truly a Christmas to remember.