Saturday, October 5, 2013

Christmas 2012

 We had such a great Christmas! It was so fun to be with our little family. We thought it would be fun to spend a couple of nights in Williamsburg. It was so charming and perfect for the Holiday. We stayed in a perfect condo with a fire place on the 22nd and 23rd of December. Perfect to get in the mood for Christmas Eve and Christmas. We went to the charming cobble stone street shops, restaurants and then on to Old Colonial Williamsburg.

 The best part of our trip was visiting the Revolutionary City and seeing them light the torches and lanterns. Such a great show and Izzy loved it.

 Through the month of December, I tried to do something festive every day. And since we were staying home, we tried to go to all of the fun events DC had to offer. Here are Izzy and Jeff at the white house Christmas trees. They have a Christmas tree for every state (that the state donates) on the White House lawn.
 Christmas eve we got to celebrate with great friends. The Becks, Sandersons and Walkers. Such good food, fun games and of course we did the Nativity Scene with the kids. Izzy was an Angel.

 We continued our tradition and had Izzy open one gift on Christmas Eve! We left cookies and milk for Santa! She kind of understood Santa... but hopefully will more next year! 
And then Jeff and I had to carry on the tradition of watching Christmas Vacation!
Christmas morning was priceless! It was so relaxing! We kind of didn't know what to do with ourselves. Izzy was loving all of the gifts. I would say that she was kind of done after about 3 gifts, so we saved some of them for later in the day (and even for the next year!) so that the fun wouldn't just stop at 11:00 a.m. We skyped with our families and definitely missed them on Christmas Day. 
After opening presents, we made yummy waffles and watched the Polar Express. 

 We then got ready and went and met our great friends the Bessey's for a yummy ham and potato dinner. So fun to just hang with good friends and eat yummy food. Great Christmas!

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