This was the first time my family has all been together since March, plus we had two new additions - Hudson and my sister's new baby, Eliza. So, needlesstosay, it was a different and new Christmas experience for us, but was SO much fun.
We started off by visiting my grandparents, aunts, and cousins in Atlanta, who hadn't met Hudson yet. They were all very excited to meet him, and he did great meeting new people! He was happy and smiled, and played with everyone. Plus, it was just a lot of fun to see my extended family and to spend time with them all!
My Aunt Karen
My cousin Marjorie
My grandparents, Mi-mom and Pop
After that, we headed down to Charleston to spend about a week with my family. I have been looking forward to this for a long time! Like I said, we haven't all been together since March, and we've added two new babies, so we had a lot of catching up to do. We hadn't met Eliza and I was more than excited to get my hands on her! She's precious and such a good baby. She's about 10 weeks younger than Hudson, and about half his size! It was funny to watch them together - we would lay them next to each other and they would "talk" and try to play. And Henry has grown up so much! He's an adorable little boy, full of life, and personality, and was a lot of fun to play with, once he opened up to me that is. The last time I saw him he was just starting to talk, and now he was talking in full sentences and using words or saying things that cracked me up! He definitely kept up entertained.
Christmas Eve was very nice. We went to a local church for candle light service. I kept Hudson with me and he did great. He just sat on my lap and looked around and kinda took all of the sights and sounds in. Leah had gotten him this cute smocked outfit and he looked adorable! Look at that smile!!
Carrying on the tradition for the kids. Theirs all had penguins on them! They're a lot cuter!
This was a very memorable Christmas for us all. We had a great time with family and celebrating Christ's birth this year. This holiday has always been special for my family and I hope we can carry on some old traditions while making new ones, too.