Monday, January 9, 2017

Christmas 2016

Happy 2017 friends! I hope you all had a joyous holiday season with your loved ones! We had a very memorable Christmas here at our house. It was Louisa's first Christmas, and she truly loved trying to eat all the tissue and wrapping paper she could get her hands on. Max began to understand Santa, and we also began the dreaded lovely tradition of The Elf on the Shelf this year. We named him Tito, and he seemed to prefer perching high atop various objects that were far out of Max's reach. Unfortunately, despite Max's knowledge about how "earning" gifts works, he frequently told us "No Santa Claus! Me bad Max!" whenever he didn't like us correcting his behavior. Here's hoping next year goes a little smoother!

On Christmas Eve, we gathered at my in-laws' house for a nice dinner with Victor's immediate family, our sister-in-law's family, and some close friends. We ate, drank, danced, and enjoyed a white elephant gift exchange. Here are some photos from Christmas Eve.

We didn't "plan" to match. I planned on wearing this dress, and before I got dressed, Victor said he was thinking about wearing that sweater. So we just went with it lol.

These two!

Max loves Natalie!

On Christmas morning, Max woke us up bright and early at 7 AM, so we headed downstairs to open presents. He was so excited to see that Santa came, and we opened the gifts from the Big Guy first.

This is the best photo I got of Max with his "boo die-fo" (blue dinosaur). He was very consistent with what he wanted from Santa; he said he wanted a blue dinosaur every time.

Siblings playing together with the Christmas haul

On Christmas day, we went back over to Victor's parents' house for dinner and opened presents with the immediate family there. My mother-in-law got everyone coordinating shirts, so we had to take several photos in our matching ensembles.

We had such a lovely holiday! Can't wait to share about our Christmas in Ohio later this week!

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