Thursday, March 20, 2014

First Christmas!

We had such a fun Christmas with our little family and both the Nelson and Kemp Family.
My brother and his family came into town from Idaho to celebrate Christmas a few days early so they could be home for Christmas day.
We drove to my parents house early that morning for our Christmas Day.
Their street looks so magical and Christmassy!
We had our traditional Christmas breakfast and then moved down by the fireplace to open presents!
Lila opening her first Christmas present!

Lila was sitting on my lap while the others opened their presents and she fell asleep! She rarely falls asleep in your arms, she loves her own space when she is sleepy so this was a great present for me!

My parents got all the grandkids these fun glowy stuffed animals, gloves, and puffy vest :)

When Russ and I were living with my parents while we were house hunting Russ lost his new, and very expensive hiking boots. They had  never been out of the box. A couple days before Christmas my parents asked me if Russ had left a pair of hiking boots. I was so excited they had found them, and my Dad had come up with an idea of giving Russ's boots to my brother in law as a joke. My brother in law was in on the joke and opened the present. Russ was all excited and said he used to have the same pair and he lost them. We all started laughing and Russ was excited to get his boots back.

I know its not funny, but I did want to remember Russ's Christmas dinner.

The next day was the day before Christmas Eve. I had to have surgery on my wrist that day so we were back to the hospital, with Russ who still couldn't talk, and me having surgery. We were quite the pair on Christmas Eve!!
Christmas Eve came and I was still recovering. I didn't come out of anesethia well and was quite sick but I wanted to go to Russ's family Christmas party as Christmas Eve is their big day!
Plus, Lila was supposed to play baby Jesus!
She was in the cutest Christmas outfit and had a blow out seconds after we arrived. 

My Mother in law had these REAL candles in her hair and brought out our Christmas presents dressed like this. It was really cute.
We had a big dinner, the kids did the nativity scene and talent show, then we sang songs!
We went home and we fed Lila rice cereal for her first time and for Christmas Eve dinner!

Don't mind my greasy hair, I had been sleeping on it all day and didn't have a right hand to do it.

She opened her first pair of Christmas Jammies while we watched The Christmas Story!

This part just happened to be on while we were getting into our Christmas pjs :)

Christmas kisses.

She and her Dad snuggled by the tree before going to bed.

The next morning we woke up and opened presents!
Lila looking at her first ornament.

Russ gave me this beautiful necklace with "R" & "L" initials and a pearl.

Russ also gave me the most thoughtful gift I have ever been given.
He put so much thought and time and heart into that gift and I will forever cherish it.
I didn't take a picture of it, but it has to do with my Grandma that passed away and something special she left for me.
We went back over to the Nelsons for breakfast crepes and ended up spending the day there in our pjs!
I love my inlaws house. They live on a farm and their house is such a big cozy cottage. Its surrounded by beautiful fields, horses, cows, chickens, deer and the most beautiful views of the mountains.
Hanging out in our jammies.

We then went and visited my parents for a couple of hours.

Lila in her cute Christmas outfit that she never actually wore on Christmas :)

The day after we were all worn out! You can tell by her hair she slept good!

Such a great Christmas to have this little girl with us.

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