Did you have a nice Christmas? We had a bit of a new schedule this year.
Since I’ve been married, we’ve spent Christmas Eve at my parent’s, Christmas morning at home, and then Christmas afternoon/evening with my husband’s mom’s side of the family. This year, we still went to my parent’s, but then we also went to my husband’s dad’s side of the family on Christmas Eve too. Christmas morning was at our house, then after failed attempts at naps, we went to my husband’s parent’s house with just his siblings.
All in all, we had a very nice Christmas. Sure, there was some cranky kids (because they stayed up late, got up early, and refused naps,) and a cranky mom ( because I stayed up late wrapping, got up early with excited kids, and didn’t get a nap either,) but we got to spend two days with all the people we love. Here are few of my favorite pictures.
Can you believe it’s going to be a new year on Friday? I really can’t. All these weeks and months have been going by so fast. I hope 2016 slows down a little…or we get to slow down a little. Actually, I think I’ll make more of a conscious effort to slow down.
New this Week
While some things on the blog will be new, some will stay the same. I’m going to keep my Micro Preemie Mondays until I can’t find anyone that wants to share a story. Premature birth awareness is so important to me, and I will keep fighting for the smallest and sickest babies.
I will also keep sharing my healthy weight loss, eating, and exercise plan with you. I actually have an update this week.
I will also keep up my goals each month, which means there will be an update on December this week too.
New on the Blog
I’ve teamed up with a few other mom bloggers to bring you a new series. Readers can write in with mommy/parent questions, and we will give our best advice. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be discontinuing First Born Fridays for the moment to leave room for Fundraising posts. We have two big events coming up this Spring, and I want to educate and promote them as best I can. As you know we are the Ambassador Family for the March for Babies, and we also will be helping with the third annual Walker and Willis Walk to Fight TTTS.
I also want to include some new topics, so if there is anything you want to learn about or read about, please feel free to comment or email me at email@example.com
Thank you again for all your support this year! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!
Looks like you guys had a rockin’ Christmas. Lovely pictures!
Glad to hear your Christmas was wonderful! I can hardly believe how close the New Year is. Happy Sunday xxx
It sounds like you had a great Christmas and the boys enjoyed themselves 🙂
Awesome images christmas family photo cute
They are so adorable – I love the Charlie Brown outfits! Glad to hear you all had a good holiday.
I love the Charlie Brown outfits. Too sweet
Your pictures make me so happy – what a fun and loving family you have! I’m excited to learn about your weight loss/healthy eating update, and that’s really cool that you’re teaming up with other mommy bloggers for Q & A blog posts!
Thank you! If you ever have any questions…. 🙂
your boys are adorable
So glad you had a wonderful Xmas. Your photos are gorgeous.
love the Charlie Browns so super adorable. I agree with you on slowing down this next yea. I look forward to seeing what else you need to share
I love the Charlie Brown sweaters! Too cute!
Glad to hear that you had a wonderful celebration. You have a beautiful family. Happy New Year!
Elizabeth O. says
Looks like you guys had an awesome Christmas together! I love the Charlie Brown costumes!
Sarah Elizabeth Rose Ross-Koves says
No naps sounds scary. I am fortunate in that my husband’s family always does their holiday event between Christmas and New Year’s, so we spend every Christmas with my whole family (there were 7 adults and 5 kids) and make an event out of it. I
I love all the matching pj’s! Makes me want to come snuggle too! They are all too cute.
That’s a really cool idea for a blog series. What a great idea.
Annemarie LeBlanc says
I love how you document Christmas milestones in your pictures. I wish I did that with my kids, but its never too late to start that kind of tradition with the grandkids. 🙂
Penny Struebig says
The pictures with the boys are fantastic! What great memories you’ll have!
2016 is gonna be an awesome year!
Healing Mama says
Their sweaters are so cute!!!!!
The Charlie Brown sweaters are amazing! I hear you on the lack of sleep and general grumpiness–my toddler was sick over Christmas, and my husband has a broken elbow, so no one was really at their best this year!
Terri Ramsey Beavers says
Beautiful and memorable photos. It looks like everyone had an exciting Christmas.
I’m glad you had a great time despite no naps. 🙂 Fun pictures and I love the Charlie Brown sweaters!
Kaci Alvarez says
Aw such a beautiful family! Glad you had a great Christmas!
Love all your pictures! Especially your new 2015 picture. You look like the happiest mamma!
Awe. Thank you 🙂
Great pics! I love the matching and coordinating outfits!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Shann! Looking forward to what you have in store next year!
Thank you Angie!
Marielle Altenor says
Your boys are too cute! That picture from 2014 and from this Christmas shows how much they have grown in just under a year! You are truly blessed!
Shannon Gurnee says
Your 3 little ones are so dang cute! Love all the different outfits you put them in. Hope you have a Happy New Year girl!
Eileen xo says
What a beautiful family! Merry Christmas! I am really looking forward to reading about your fundraising for such a wonderful cause!
Thank you so much!
Jonathan Key says
Your kids are growing up so fast and they’re so cute! It’s amazing how fast they grow up. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
The Charlie Brown sweaters are too cute!
Ickle Pickle (@IcklePicklex) says
Sounds like a great Christmas – I want to slow down a little next year too – this year has flown by. Kaz
Love love love the Charlie Brown outfits simply amazing
Awww your boys are darling! Looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas!