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Friday, January 11, 2013

Christmas Day

Normally we don't travel on Christmas day. A few years ago we tried to visit three families three plus hours apart all in the same day, then spent an extra hour on the interstate after an accident shut it down. Not a fun way to spend the holiday. But this year we decided to break our own rule. There was a bit of a struggle to get Evan to leave half his newly opened toys from Christmas morning (I say half because the rest went with us as a compromise). Even though we ended up not staying the night with family as planned and drove back after midnight because of an expected blizzard the next morning, it was worth it to see everyone and spend a few hours together.

Guess which one of these gifts Evan was more excited about? Ha!

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Waiting patiently...

The coolest gift of the day went to our nephew, Justin. He asked for a sword-shaped umbrella. I'm convinced Poppy can find anything online!

Hey, look, I'm in a picture (or two)! Thanks to Poppy/Mark for knowing how to operate my camera!

And what's Christmas without a blooper reel?

LED Headlamps!

What parenting really looks like

And finding out the secret recipe!

Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

Andie Zimmerman said...

The picture of Bailey and Evan sitting next to the tree "patiently waiting" looks like they could be brother and sister. Wow! Glad you guys had a good time!