Christmas Season!

*warning - long post!*

We had such a fun December this year - Christmas is my favorite time of year and Sophia really got into every aspect of it! Everything from decorations, to celebrating Advent, to opening presents, and Christmas carols - she loved it all and made it more fun than ever. Such a special season to cherish the family we have become over these 7 1/2 years! We loved celebrating with Eric's parents this year too; Sophia enjoyed bonding with them both and we look forward to more time with Mimi & Pops on a regular basis next year. Eric's Grandpa & his wife, DeDe, came all the way from California to be with us on Christmas Day for which we were so thankful. 

 Opening Advent treat & reading our daily Scripture together as a family

 Christmas Eve

 Christmas morning! Sophia enjoying her normal wake up routine - eating oatmeal for breakfast, not yet aware of was waiting for her under the tree in the living room!

 Look at that cute smirk as she immediately spots the grocery cart from Pops & Mimi!

 Watching a video on Pops' IPad - doesn't she look so grown up here?! Like she is catching up on her email...
 Christmas dinner - turkey, sweet potatoes, and many more wonderful sides!

Loving her new apron hand made by Aunt Katie! So cute!
 Eric finally getting to play his favorite game - Acquire!
Sophia cutting up some fruits & veggies with her new Melissa & Doug set from Popeye & Nana! She has played with it every day since receiving it!

We are so blessed! Most of all by the gift of our Savior and the celebration of His birth into the world. What a special time of year.