can i linger here?

Well, we wrapped up Christmas this morning when the last of family pulled out of town.  We returned home, packed away the Christmas decorations, and assembled the $10 bookshelves we scored at Ikea yesterday.

w/the grandparents
with the grandparents on christmas day

We had great Christmas Eve and Christmas day celebrations.  As always I forgot to take photos of the kids opening gifts.  I always feel like I’ll miss out on seeing their happy faces.  And they were happy.  They got new bikes for Christmas (they were literally gifts from Jesus…love it when He miraculously provides), and of course, the family spoiled them with Lego sets and art supplies.

w/the aunt & uncle
with uncle brian & aunt arien

It always feels a wee bit sad when Christmas ends.  I love having the decorations up.  I love the excuse to bake.  I love remembering why we celebrate Christmas.  It’s a beautiful time.  Hope you also had a beautiful Christmas and that your New Year is happy!  I’ll see you back here on Monday.   

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