December 28, 2010

Christmas 2010

This Christmas was ~without a doubt~ the best Christmas EVER!!!  It was amazing to spend the holiday watching Nugget enjoy family, friends, and all the celebrations.  For the first time in a VERY long time we did not need the words, "maybe next year".

Here is a recap of our festivities in pictures and video snippets, with a few words thrown in for clarity.

December 23

My brother and nephews came in from New York.  They were amazed at how much Nugget has grown and changed since they saw him in July.  On Thursday J and T helped make sugar cookies:
T rolling the dough...
J adding some decorations

December 24th

We spend Christmas Eve at my parent's house with my side of the family.  We have a nice dinner and then open gifts.  Nugget sure was enjoying the evening:

J stirring the traditional risotto.

Happy, Happy Boy!!!
Look J - that's cool!
T and Nugget enjoying the fire.

December 25

The morning we have been waiting for!  Santa came to our house twice ~ he dropped off a nice table and chair set for Nugget earlier in the week.  Then he came back with a few more things.  Nugget wasn't too sure what to think at first, but then he really like opening gifts and playing with the new toys.
Nugget at his new table!

After our family morning, we head over to the in-laws for brunch.  It was extra special this year first because Nugget was with, but also due to all the snow we had over night.  It turned out to be a beautiful white Christmas!
Nugget wasn't interested in posing with the girls.
Without a doubt, his favorite part was playing with the paper!

Why can't I go outside with the girls?

So out we went...

C and M taking a break from sledding down the hill.

...but we didn't stay out long!

After stopping at home to recharge the batteries and a nap, we headed back to my parent's house for dinner.  We didn't stay long because Nugget was T-I-R-E-D.  He played hard and had a blast all weekend!

T came home with us to spend the night.  He and Nugget had a little b-ball game to wind down from a busy day of celebrations.

This was a Christmas beyond my wildest dreams.  I enjoyed every second of it, and didn't want it to end.  Actually we did get to celebrate an extra day due to the blizzard out east.  My brother and nephews stayed a couple of extra days to wait out the snow clean-up in their neck of the woods.  

Dreams really DO come true!!!


  1. So many wonderful firsts! Merry Christmas and wishing you a wonderful new year.

  2. What an amazing Christmas! I loved hearing your voice - I miss you!

  3. Have been waiting patiently to see these pics and loved every minute looking at them. Just can't imagine the joy in your hearts watching your little dream come true - FINALLY!

  4. It's quite here this morning so I am catching up. It sure looks like you did have an amazing Christmas. Just look at how much Zac has grown/changed. I just love that big smile and those dimples (just like his mom) The wait was worth it...Right! and time really does fly this side of referral. Do you agree? Miss you and Happy New Year!

  5. Your first Christmas with Nugget AND a white Christmas - perfect!!!

    I love how excited Nugget got when he sunk those baskets!!!

  6. Looks like your dreams absolutely came true to make this the best Christmas ever! Your baby boy is absolutely adorable. I love hearing him laugh. :)