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Monday, December 23, 2013

Home for the Holidays

We live on the west coast, but we have lots of family in the southeast, including James' and my parents. So for the past 3 years we've traveled to Georgia for Christmas and New Year's. It's great to get to see those relatives for the holidays, but it is also a relief this year to not be traveling during this busy season! It's also just nice to get to spend Christmas in our own home, especially with the babies. I got into the Christmas spirit early this year and we started decorating the house the weekend after Thanksgiving! Also, Calvin and Henry and I have been listening to Christmas music on the "Sounds of the Season" channel all month. I'm not even sick of it yet, LOL!

Our little tree is getting full! Maybe we'll go for a big, real tree next year.
Now even Henry has started his collection of Christmas ornaments! Here are our 2013 ornaments:

Henry's snowy owl, like his Hedwig Halloween costume

Calvin's Santa Claus, because this is the year he first got to see "Santa"

And James' and my coffee mug... because Mama and Daddy need LOTS of coffee!

I'm so excited about our new Christmas stockings! When we were deciding who should get the train and who should get the airplane, James goes, "Well, Calvin should get the train because trains came first." Ha.

Monthly wagon pic... Christmas jammies edition!

In addition to collecting ornaments, the boys will also get to collect Christmas books. This year, I picked out Dream Snow by Eric Carle for Calvin, and Christmas Peekaboo, which is a lift-the-flap baby book, for Henry.

Reading Henry's Christmas book together. 

Calvin loves Dream Snow!

Since we are staying home for the holidays this year, some of our east coast family is coming to us. My parents, my brother, and my brother's girlfriend are all coming from Georgia to spend Christmas here. In fact, Granny, Grandpa and Uncle Alex are arriving tonight! Can't wait!!

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