Yes, it was definitely a white Christmas this year!
It snowed Christmas Eve, then rained, and then snowed again Christmas morning. Crazy weather!
Snow on Christmas Eve - this is our backyard
Snow on Christmas Morn - doesn't it look bitterly cold out there?
Skip shoveling a path so Sydney and the little dogs could get around the back yard. The little ones were shoulder deep in snow before he cleared a path for them. (View from back door.)
This is a photo from the front door - our light up snow man is half buried!
We had just the most wonderful Christmas. It was calmer than in recent years. Mostly because of Thomas we were not running from one Christmas gathering to another. Instead, we watched Charlie Brown Christmas, watched for Santa, read, and slept.
We both commented this was probably the best Christmas we have had since we got married - I think having a youngling to share the magical holiday season with makes a huge difference. I think it will only continue to get even better. I can only imagine what that will be like.
Santa's (Mrs. Claus' too) handy work - they left a note for Thomas stating that the kitchen set took 3 hours to assemble. Thanks for all your hard work, Santa and Mrs. Claus! This must explain why all the cookies were devoured!
Thomas gave us the best Christmas present ever - he slept until 8:45. We were such changed people the next day. We've never had such a good night's rest since he's been born. Of course, last night he woke up 6-7 times from teething. But we were still charged up on sleep from the previous night so no biggie.
After a day at home we spent the evening of Christmas at my in-law's place. Mom made a delicious turkey roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie. It was SO good. We all ate way too much. Thomas played with his grandparents and ran, yes, RAN, around their house.
Thomas cruising Grandma and Grandpa's place
Rocking in Grandpa's chair - he climbed up there all by himself - scary!
Family photo evening of Christmas - Thomas was ready for sleep so he was not wanting to smile.
We then came home and enjoyed the rest of our relaxing and happy day.
I do hope all of you had a wonderful and merry Christmas. Christmas truly is the most wonderful season of the year. My hope is that we can carry that spirit with us the whole year through.