Christmas-just a little late

I’m a little behind from my Christmas/Christmas Eve posting, but I’m blaming my vacation/family time AND the holidays for that….A few of my family members hiked up to Mt. Ranier and cut down a Christmas tree. It’s not a typical farmed Christmas tree (the first time my hubby saw this he was like this is what you guys call a Christmas tree?!?) but it’s a great experience full of debates, walking for miles on end and it creates great memories. Anyways so here is our 2013 Christmas tree in Washington and our Christmas Eve/Christmas morning celebration!

Dad with our tree.

Sophia loved decorating the tree with all kinds of ornaments.

This star was her favorite one because it was sparkly!

The finished tree complete with presents Christmas morning!

Christmas Eve at my grandparents house. Sophia is listening to the Christmas story reading by my grandfather. Our family tradition that goes back since I was born.

Little toys and crowns my cousin from England brought. An English tradition.

The last Christmas as the three of us!

We had an outfit change as soon as presents were opened. She LOVED this “princess dress”

And she had another outfit change after she opened another present. Such a girly girl! Just like her momma!

And the best part…desserts galore!

Christmas morning watching A Christmas Story with her Auntie.

A unicorn jewelry box to put her necklaces and bracelets.

My family Christmas morning. My brother Jayce, sister Kate, brother Spencer. My parents in the second row and my brother Nate and his girlfriend Rina in the back. I love them all.

And after getting a little cleaned up….

The holidays are my favorite time of year (like so many peoples) and for me being with my family means more to me than any present I could possibly imagine or get. I love you my dear family and am so glad I was able to spend my 2013 Christmas with you!

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