Christmas Day and Some Big Exciting News

Thursday, December 26, 2013

I'm sure I probably say this every year, but I'll say it again anyways; this Christmas was the best one ever! There's just something about that day that gives everyone the happiest warmest feeling and I absolutely love it!

On Christmas morning Joe and I went to my mom's brand new house in Queen Creek. It was so nice to see her so happy and content in her new place. It's really beautiful and I'm so glad she's loving it there. We spent the morning there with her, Sheila, Kendall, and Emma eating bagels, opening gifts and just enjoying each others company. My two other sisters and niece and nephew weren't able to make it, since they spent the morning here in Prescott. I don't feel like I see my mom as much anymore since she moved a couple hours away, so I always love being able to spend time with her, it makes it more special.

Later that afternoon we headed back up the hill to my oldest sister's house to celebrate with my dad, which was a ton of fun too. We ate dinner and played a round of White Elephant, which was hilarious! I also love spending time with Zaiden and Ellie on holidays, seeing them hyped up on sugar, so excited to have all these people over, and ripping into presents. So fun!

At first I really hated the idea of having two separate holidays with each parent, it's pretty new to me, but in the end all that matters is that they're both happy and I'm able to see them both on Christmas. So I'd say Christmas was a huge success!

Christmas morning. We all wore matching pajamas just like every year!

Emma's new husky puppy Cleo

And a very sleepy boy

And Christmas night

Ellie and Zaiden

The boys shooting Fireball, yuck!

What we ended up winning in White Elephant

Thanks, Dad!

Now on to the big, exciting news. My big sister Sheila is PREGNANT! I am going to be a third-degree aunt! She told all of us last month and we are all over the moon thrilled for her and Kendall! I'm so excited to be able to see her grow and have a big pregnant belly, and cannot wait to meet my new niece or nephew next summer! Yay!


  1. Merry Christmas! those are the cutest matching pyjamas ever! Congratulations to your sister, thats such exciting news :)

    Caitlin x

  2. I hope this doesn't come off as rude but I was just wondering, were your niece and nephew adopted? They are so cute! And glad you had a good christmas!

    1. Yeah they were both adopted. It's such a cool thing and has made me want to possibly adopt in the future :)