Thursday, December 26, 2013

Twelve Days of Christmas

I hope everyone had an exciting and joyful Christmas day, filled with everything that you had hoped this Christmas would bring! Our Christmas was a relaxed one this year, and my day was complete as soon as I saw the joy in this babe's face with all of his new toys. Playing Santa is too much fun! Austin had to wait until today to open the last few of his presents, he was a bit overwhelmed yesterday with all of his new things! A very good boy, indeed!
As I was sitting in church during Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, I began thinking how "tomorrow" was finally the day that I had been waiting for for months- and how it had snuck up so quickly! We did not get to nearly all of the fun I had planned, and I feel like we have been skimping on the Christmas festivities this last week. It was after our priest's homily about the Twelve Days of Christmas when I realized that Christmas had really only just begun. I can drag out these festivities, Christmas clothes, and pictures until Valentine's Day if I want to! Or at least the next ten days. That's not to say that Valentine's Day won't see some lingering Christmas decor  ;)  This babe and I will be ending 2013- and starting 2014- with a few more festive activities and a lot more holiday memories. We're ending this year with a big ol' bang.
It was 20... or 50... degrees short of a white Christmas here in Fort Pierce, but we sure did enjoy our tropical green Christmas! Hanging stockings from coconut trees and such. One day we will live our my white Christmas dream. Our skiing plans are a bust, but hey- we are amist the Twelve Days of Christmas and nothing can ruin these precious moments.

So don't pack away your garland and mistletoe quite yet. Build another gingerbread house. Watch more Christmas movies. And keep playing that cheerful music. This Christmas is here to stay for a few more days. Enjoy every minute of it!


  1. I think, thanks in part to social media, we never feel like we do enough. I had a ton of things planned this Christmas and didn't go even half of them. Just the way it goes! Love the pictures, he is so sweet<3

  2. Omg this is just too cute. He is so adorable. I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and hopefully great New Year.

  3. I love, love, love my time with you Jennifer and baby Austin!!!