Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas!

Christmas this year was great. We celebrated it three times actually since Hank has two sides to his family, and I have my one. It's pretty neat to have so many people to enjoy holidays with, although to be honest it can be a little bit overwhelming at times trying to fit it all into two days! I'm sure some of you can relate. I mean I absolutely cannot complain but I feel stressed sometimes wanting to make sure everyone gets "their" time. Overall though it was so much fun this year and I think Henry is a pretty lucky kid to have so many loving people in his life!

Hank and I exchanged gifts quietly after everyone had gone to bed Christmas Eve, and we both got each other a couple of wonderful things that were nice surprises, including a new scarf and some cold-weather running gear for me. I got him a couple of shirts and a book on coffee. Simple but great. We naturally focus more on Henry during the holidays now, and it was so much fun to watch him open his presents that next morning.

I hope whatever you did, you had a great day filled with love. I know we sure did. There so many times I kind of took a step back in awe of how wonderful the day was.

Christmas Eve- (these are just photos from my parents' visit- we actually spent the evening at Hank's Mom's and it was a ton of fun too.)

Could I be anymore festive? ;)


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29 comments:

  1. Looks like you guys had a lovely day! Love your Christmas eve outfit!

    Lauren
    http://tasteslikelove.blogspot.com

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  2. so lovely! makes me miss when my little sisters were just babes. the littlest always woke us up at 5 am, haha. so glad you had a nice christmas!!

    http://seacreaturess.blogspot.com/

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  3. Now this is what Christmas is all about! I ended up going to my boyfriend's to celebrate but instead, I ended up feeling like if it was a normal weekend. They are very religious and don't believe in Christmas trees, nor decorations, not even wrapping their presents! I felt sad that we opened our gifts at 7am, yes am, on Christmas eve then had nothing to look forward to after the whole weekend.Nothing christmassy at all. I am sorry I am ranting here but you sure made me jelly. I am glad you guys had a great time :) And Henry looked so happy!

    Xoxo,
    Mary from ♥ meowwzie.blogspot.com ♥

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  4. Thanks ladies! We had a great day. :)

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  5. that photo of Henry hugging the stuffed animal is too good! Makes me miss Christmas as a kid! Happy new Year, Danielle!
    xo, Beca

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  6. Aww, you and your husband have the same smile, it's really sweet! Glad you had a wonderful Christmas! Happy New Year!

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  7. I love your Christmas outfits! And feel free to send me that striped bag at any time, you know, because it is gorgeous. :)

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  8. It looks like so much fun and everyone seems so happy :]
    I also really love what you wore, this lace shirt is gorgeous on you.

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  9. ah, going back and forth between families...just think of it as triple the love ;)

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  10. Henry looks adorable sitting on his feet, in that onesie under the tree!!

    I loved these pictures, and you really do look festive!

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  11. Looks like a lot of fun! And I love your festive outfit :)

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  12. You guys look so happy! I love how you three wore stripes! Adorable! Hope your holidays were fantastic!
    xo!
    Katie

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  13. I love the picture of Henry checking out his presents. That is sooo adorable.

    Nothing is wrong with 3 celebrations. The more the merrier.

    Thank you for sharing pictures of your family. Love them all.

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  14. this looks like such a fun family holiday! also, i love that red coat you're wearing in the first photo, so festive! happy holidays!

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  15. love the last photo. such a cute little striped family!

    xox, eden

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  16. Your Christmas looks like it was absolutely splendid! And sometimes simple is the best thing. Fun you had your own private little gift exchange.

    Loving the pictures with your family!

    ♥Abbey
    Along Abbey Road

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  17. Henry did good look at all those fun toys! Where is your sisters bag from? I LOVE it!

    Hayley
    http://theweekendfile.blogspot.com

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  18. So fun! I absolutely love your green jeans. They're adorable. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  19. These are so amazing... thanks for sharing. I love the green jeans, by the way. And Henry looks so happy and excited.
    Also, I feel your pain with having so many families. I have two sides on my end, and Jackson has THREE (yeah, figure that out! haha) But it's nice that you were able to spend time with everyone! <3

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  20. It looks like you had a ton of fun! I love that you give most of the attention to Henry, who is getting crazy big!
    I couldn't of managed three visits in two days, so definitely kudos to you guys!

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  21. Love the pictures of Henry hugging his presents. Looks like you guys had a great Christmas!

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  22. Love your outfit & the photos! Henry is such a cutie! So glad you had a wonderful Christmas :)

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  23. henry looks so adorable in his onesie! and these pictures just made me smile, I am a big family person and loved spending the holidays with my family. I can tell it's the same with you! have a great rest of the week :)

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  24. I can totally relate on splitting the family time... that can become the stressful part... trying to please and get to see everyone.

    These pictures show a beautiful day with wonderful memories made I am sure. My favorite is Henry hugging his toy!! Classic :) What a sweetie

    I am so happy your sweet family had a blessed Christmas.

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  25. You have such a beautiful family, Danielle! I love the matching jamies, too. So cute! I know exactly how stressful making sure everyone is seen during the holidays. Now that I'm married I sometimes feel fought over and it drives me crazy. Although being loved is quite nice, I must agree. Merry Christmas and happy new year pretty lady!

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  26. Christmas is the time of celebration for everyone though it can be a little bit overwhelming at times trying to fit it all into two days.

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  27. PLEASE TELL US WHERE YOUR SISTER GOT THAT BEAUTIFUL PURSE FROM...

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  28. @anon (and anyone else who asked)

    The purse is from Forever 21! :)

    Here's the link: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_handbags&ProductID=1086807929&VariantID=

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  29. Aw such good pics! We missed out on celebrating Christmas this year... so far anyway. Hopefully we'll celebrate this weekend when my hubs comes home from Afghanistan. Just wanted to say my son, now almost 2 1/2, has that B. drum and loves it! He recently started drumming properly, and surprised me by putting it on like a marching drum and drumming at the same time. Cutest thing everrr! Oh, and love your lace top! :)

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