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Friday, December 30, 2011

Nella's First Christmas

She is only 5 days old and it is Christmas Eve.  *Must start tradition now*  I planned ahead.  I phoned the North Pole and asked Santa to gather up some Christmas Jammies for the four of us - Daddy, Mommy, Hope and Nella.  This Christmas, and every Christmas after that.  I asked him to deliver them on Christmas Eve.  Because I've spent the past 31 years behaving so well, he happily obliged.  I love that Santa.

We left out cookies and milk for the big guy and we snuggled up for bed.  Christmas morning was met with sleepy eyes, as to be expected when your best Christmas present ever is already in your arms...and she doesn't sleep through the night.  We rolled out of bed around 10am and proceeded with more Christmas traditions.  Grandma Jenny's stockings were filled and laid out (to heavy to hang at this point) and presents were under the tree.  We took turns opening our gifts.  Jer got these crazy shoes he had been wanting. Nella (and Daddy) bought me a beautiful flower pendant necklace with Nella's birthstone.  We surprised Hope with Red Wings tickets.  Nella got her first pair of TOMS, her Love You Forever book, and a beautiful silver cross necklace that Daddy picked out.  Diesel was spoiled with toys and treats.

Around 2pm our house was filled with love and laughter.  Story book, huh?!  Nana, Papa, Beckey, Mike, Olivia, Grant, Tamara, Lil' Mike and Grandma Jenny came over to spend the day.  We opened more presents, took turns loving on Nella, ate delicious food and played Catch Phrase.  So fun!  Grandma Jenny played too!


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