Celebrating Christmas Time

I adore Christmas time.  Everything is a glow with excitement, anticipation and it gives me an entire month to celebrate!
This year I did a family focused advent calendar for the kids and found a German Beer Advent Calendar for Max.  The kids loved their daily treats and Max worked hard to try and drink a beer each day.  I figured he would be looking like Santa by Christmas.  :) 
One morning the kids got our State Ornaments.  The lobster for Maine, the train and boat for Connecticut, the Tennis Hall of Fame photo for Rhode Island, Niagara Falls for New York, Fenway Park for Massachusetts, Vermont symbols, and the flip flop for New Hampshire. 
Their yearly ornaments could be none other than Star Wars figures.  The Force is strong on our tree.
Max and I got to go to a Christmas concert with two of my favorite country singers.  They sang acoustic on the stage together.  It was a really fun night of celebrating good music, good friends and good times.
We watched many Christmas movies together with Polar Express being the family favorite.
So many cookies and cakes!
Decorating a gingerbread house or gingerbread men is a must.
Rudolf is a timeless classic.  It never quite feels like Christmas until we watch it. 
 One of the family Advent days was a Christmas coloring book.  We all colored together by the light of the Christmas tree.
Max had a couple evenings he had to take people to dinner for work so we had a girl crazy night.  Hank was the ladies man for sure.  He was my buddy for the night while the girls just wanted to have fun.
Our Elf on the Shelf Holly was mostly sweet but had a few naughty nights.
At least she didn't use permanent marker this year when she drew mustaches on our faces.
She had a ball TPing the house one night.
She can be so cute some nights. 
The night we played poker with Nana and Pops she got into the poker chips.
She was just as excited about Star Wars as we were!
The day we got back from Flagstaff we figured she wanted to play in the snow too.  She was probably getting home sick.
Until next year Holly! 
One morning Hank made himself a Holiday Hideaway.  He pretty much sums up the spirit of Christmas!  Jolly!  Merry!  Joy! 
Kaitlin made us Christmas pancakes on Christmas Eve. 
I think the littles started tracking Santa on NORAD first thing Christmas Eve and learned he was only 3 hours away by bedtime. 
Our final holiday celebration was at my Uncle Larry and Aunt Ann's house.  Every year they host a lovely Christmas party where we get to see my Great Aunt Eileen from Kansas, her niece's family and my Grandpa.  It is nice to be able to have some family close by to celebrate the season with.
I love making Christmas time magical and special.  I am so lucky to have a Santa that loves celebrating alongside me.  He is my cookie to milk, my marshmallow to hot chocolate, my snow to Christmas, my star to the Christmas Tree, my kiss to mistletoe, and my sparkle to Christmas time.



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