I love to duplicate certain photo's each year on special days and this is an attempt to take the same picture that I took of Cody and Emily on Emily's first Christmas with us. It didn't turn out just like the one 2 years ago but I thought this one was cute.
Dinner turned out yummy and was a hit with everyone which is a rare feat in our house.
Emily adored a little guinea pig
The night ended on such a warm note as we lit the last Advent candle and sang Joy to the World. I had wanted to read The Night Before Christmas and "Guess Whose Coming to Our House" but the night escaped and the kids were tired before I had a chance to read. As we were snuggled in our warm beds with "visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads" I counted my blessings that for the first time since Cody was born I wasn't going to be up all night assembling a last minute gift.