first holidays, 2013.

the holidays had a different meaning and life to them this year.

Thanksgiving morning we spent at Starbucks – an annual tradition for Patrick and I. We love that its the start of the holiday season, everything is full of cheer and everyone is in good spirits. Looks like B is becoming a coffee addict as well 🙂

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Thanksgiving dinner was hosted by my parents in their new home in Texas. We missed having our families not all be together this year, but it was a lovely evening spent with Grandma & Grandpa and they put out a feast.

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B’s first time eating Thanksgiving dinner!

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This Christmas was the best one yet. Although he is too young to grasp what Christmas is, I was overjoyed to share everything with him this season.

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Daddy & Brennan at the neighborhood Santa breakfast.

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Helping mommy decorate the tree. I think he just loved sitting in the box 🙂

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Taking a little snooze on the couch on a cold winter morning.

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We hosted a Holiday open house this year. It was wonderful to have all our friends stop by and spend a little time with them during this busy season.

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Christmas eve we went to our first mass at Woodsedge Church. It was a beautiful service with a lot of music that Brennan really enjoyed. He did great throughout the entire thing.

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After mass we headed to my parents for a lovely Christmas eve dinner and present opening! B got spoiled and loved opening (&eating!) his own gifts.

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Before bed back at our house, we had a tradition to fulfill. Every year Patrick and his sister holler up the chimney before bed on Christmas eve and tell Santa what they want for Christmas morning. Its a beautiful way to end the evening as a family.

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Such a big boy doing it all himself!

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Christmas morning Brennan woke up at 5am. Its like he knew Santa was coming. We opened stockings and gifts under the tree as a family until B got a bit fussy and needed an early morning nap, leaving mommy & daddy to open the rest of his gifts.

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Trying so hard to crawl, but not moving anywhere quite yet.

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It was an amazing holiday season, and we have so much to be thankful for. Our health, our family and friends, a gorgeous home and so much more. Happy Holidays everyone!

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