Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas Day 2012

Its finally Christmas day! We woke up at 5:45 to get ready for the day and open our own gifts to each other at our own house. I love seeing Shaileen open the gifts that I got her.
I put together a little stocking for our future kid. Never too early to prepare :) 


Shaileen said that this was her favorite gift of the year. It is an adoption necklace from the R House. it says "I Love Adoption" in a heart shape. 

This was easily my favorite gift of the year. Shaileen is so thoughful. She put together hard bound books of this blog so we have it in written form. It was 2 books with one of them being about 135 pages and the other being about 75 pages that spanned over the last 2 years. It is going to be the best coffee table book. It's not very often that I get online to look at old blog posts. This will be cool to look back at, especially with our future kids to show what life was like before they were born and show how the adoption process went and how much we did to bring them to our home. Thanks Shaileen! I love you!

Immediatly after we finished up at our house we went over to Shaileen's Dads house. We spent about 4 hours over there and had a blast. Their favorite Christmas tradition is having what they call Christmas Hash in the morning for breakfast every year. So we opened gifts and had breakfast. Can I just say that I have the best wife ever. She opened a gift from her Dad and it was a Packers hoodie and she freaked out with excitement. How cool is that?

Right after finishing up at her Dad's house we went over to my parents house to spend time over there. It was really fun but to begin with a little hard at the same time because it was the first year without my Grandpa there. It is generally his and my Grandma's yearly tradition to do Christmas breakfast and have everyone over to their house. My favorite were the eggs that Grandpa would make. I am not sure why I liked them so much but it was one of my absolute favorite things about Christmas day. This year my parents decided to continue the tradition at their house. They did an excellent job and we look forward to continuing the tradition in a new way.

After going to my parents house we went home for just under an hour to grab a few things before we went over to Shaileen's Mom's house. It was a blast. Both of her sisters were there as well as the step siblings. We were excited because her Mom gave us a photo of the temple and it was the temple that we were married/sealed in. We spent time eating and just time together.

We were absolutely beat after the day but it was a great day! Thank you to our family for all of the gifts but more because they make not only Christmas but everyday special to us. Merry Christmas to everyone. 


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