Another Christmas season come and gone. It always passes in a blur of fun and food and family. Ben was home! And we had our annual Christmas eve brunch which was born out of necessity (because we have so many other obligations this time of year) but which has quickly become my very favorite part. Mostly because of homemade cinnamon rolls though, let's be honest. Also, this year we threw in waffles, a fritatta and homemade hot cocoa with peanut butter whipped cream. Oh yes we did.
When we finally made it back home that night we set out cookies and hot cocoa (with extra marshmallows) for Santa. Then the boys threw fistfulls of their homemade reindeer food into the front yard and retreated upstairs for the annual reading of "The Night Before Christmas". Wes was too excited to sleep and by the time he was finally out I was so tired my eyeballs were rolling back into my head and I deserted Josh to put together the kids' play kitchen and set out all the gifts himself. Thank you Santa for a wonderful husband.
It was a great morning. The kids got everything they wanted and more. They were happy and grateful and totally into it. They even let me coerce them into a group photo in their matching jammies.
Ahh, I just love them too much. Hope you all had a very merry Christmas and have a safe new year ahead!