Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Baby's First Christmas

I can't believe that Christmas is already over. There's always so much build up and anticipation leading to Christmas and then it just flies by! While we had an amazing Christmas it was hard being away from our families this year. This was the first Christmas I didn't spend with my family in 27 years and although M is used to being gone more than I am I know it really bothered him as well that we didn't go home to see our families. And 70 degree's on Christmas was a strange concept to us. We are used to 30 some degree weather and snow!

With that being said we did have a great first Christmas as a family of three. Since we weren't able to go home and be with our families we wanted to make it as special as possible. And since there's a change M will be deployed for Christmas next year we wanted to go all out.

Someone was unusually tired on Christmas Eve and spent all day sleeping.

Christmas Eve was always celebrated in my family with my dad's side so Christmas Eve was always more like Christmas day part 1. We spent the day relaxing and hanging around at home watching a Muppet's Christmas Carol and a Christmas Story. Later on in the afternoon I made a nice dinner for the two of us. Wouldn't you know it that friends stopped by to pick up their kigs presents hidden in our garage the minute we sat down to eat! So we got to our dinner a half hour after it had been ready. Oh well. After dinner we got dressed up and headed to church
Daddy and his little girl

She was so distracted by all the lights on the tree that this was the best picture I got!
The three of us. I tried snapping this one handed. Cant you tell?

Gianna did so good at church. There was a baby sitting behind us and they made goggly eyes at each other the whole service. G is such a ham. She smiles and giggles anytime some waves and talks to her. Mass ended at 9 and Gianna fell asleep the minute we got in the car. She was still asleep when we got home so the hubs and I enjoyed some cuddle time in our Christmas Pj's watching It's A Wonderful Life. That night we even camped out under the Christmas tree with lovebug.

Christmas morning came around bright and early. We were so excited to give Gianna all her present's. Santa even made a visit to our house
Someone was soo excited!

Our good friend's had M's whole team over for dinner since no one went home this year for Christmas. It was such a great night full of talking and laughter. Although we missed our families greatly we had such a great first Christmas starting our own family traditions


  1. Giana is such a doll baby. Sorry to hear you guys didn't get to be with family on Christmas but I'm so glad you had each other to spend it with. It looks like it was a very nice one :)

  2. Look how cozy she is in that first photo! She's too cute.

  3. She is the cutest thing ever! Looks like you had a good Christmas, despite no family there. She's not too much younger than my son. I love seeing babies around the same age.

    - from the New Years blog hop