Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas Prep

Here we are, at the end of 2015!  Can you believe it?  I swear, each year goes by faster than the one before!

I took a step away from blogging for a bit so I could enjoy Christmas Break with my kids.  We're spending a lot of time together as a family.  I'll get back into my regular blogging routine after the new year, but I figured I would sneak off in the wee hours of the morning and share a quick update!

We had a wonderful Christmas, but we had JUST as much fun during the few days leading up to the big day!

On Monday, Lily had her preschool Christmas party.  I was photographing the party, so I was able to watch her have fun, too!
 
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That evening, we headed into my hometown to see Santa in his tiny white house. It's the place I went to as a child, and we've been taking our kids there since Dylan was just 3 weeks old!


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Dylan was in on a few secrets this year, but he still participated!

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Lexie and Lily were eager to visit Santa and Liam dove into his lap and started clapping!

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We had a long wait, and it was a very quick, but successful visit!

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After we visited Santa, we continued our normal tradition. We drove a few blocks over to check out a neat Christmas Light Display.  Liam LOVED the displays this year!

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Christmas Light Boxes
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Christmas Light Boxes 3
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We ended our yearly tradition by picking up food from Pizza Hut and heading home for Christmas Family Movie Night!

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The following day was Dylan and Lexie's last day of school before break. They both had their Christmas parties!

Dylan and Lexie Christmas Party

Meanwhile, Phase Two and I enjoyed the unseasonably warm Pittsburgh weather!

Lily and Liam December Days

Wednesday was the day my kids love to call Christmas Eve EVE.  We celebrated by going to see a local light show.  It was a 2 1/2 mile drive through light displays synchronized to music. Lexie and Grant had other things to do, so we went with my dad.  It was the perfect way to build up our Christmas spirit!

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Shadruck's Christmas Lights

After the light show, we grabbed some hot chocolate before heading home!

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By the end of the evening, we were all excited for Christmas! 

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I would like one of these in my front yard! ❤

I hope you all enjoy the last few days of 2015!!!

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