Yes!! It's time for my favorite post of the year!
Side note: I have this theory that how you feel about the holidays is pretty much a direct reflection of how you feel about your family. Anyone else find that to be true? Like, whenever someone is all, ugh, Thanksgiving or ugh, I can't wait for Christmas to be over, it is almost always the case that they are also like, ugh, MY FAMILY or something along those lines. I also probably think this is true because I think my family is the bomb, and I LOVE the holidays - everything about them.
Anywho... without further ado, here is our family Christmas in lots and lots of pictures. :)
|Sisters at Christmas Eve services. |
Ellen's cute hair sorta really makes me want to get bangs again. Too bad I am sooo lazy about doing my hair.
|For anyone who's ever wanted to see me dance in my awesome pjs - here you go.|
|I told you that Wii Just Dance was the best thing ever... I mean, this is just photographic proof.|
|Wonder who is off?|
|One of the many reasons I love my dad.|
|Matchy-matchy in track suits on Christmas morning.|
|Loving my new hat that Mom made me.|
|Abby and Abba open gifts.|
|Matthew looks creepily at his wife.|
|Izzy comes over to check out my haul.|
|She really wanted the little bottle of Bailey's that came with the hot chocolate jar from Ellen.|
|Matt gets new sneakers.|
|Abby cracks up.|
|Mom gets new sneakers.|
|Abby thinks they are hilarious.|
|Let's go with hilarious.|
|Dad gets new sneakers; Matthew sees dead people.|
|Sweet kicks, Dad.|
|Izzy approves of the new fire pit for the backyard.|
|Snuggling with my cozy new robe.|
|Porky wants to snuggle with my cozy new robe, too.|
|Izzy's Christmas bunny.|
|She loves it!|
|The Porkster (Matt's in-laws' dog who spent Christmas with us.)|
|Matt, Alex and Porky|
|Olivia schools Dad at MarioKart.|
|Izzy is bored by all of our dancing.|
|Best two pictures of this entire holiday season...|
|Possibly of all time.|
|The happy couple with two snoozing pups.|
Ellen specialized in taking super-flattering and attractive pictures of me this year. She told me I should use these for my online dating profile. Thanks, sis.
Ahem. Moving on...
Christmas dinner with extended family!
|Olivia's special talent for making self-portraits really precious.|
|Sisters + a baby|
|Matthew and happy Soren.|
|Ellen wins big in the family white elephant gift exchange.|
|Mom and Dad, being adorable.|
|Unsuspecting puppy sleeping peacefully...|
|Mom's sweet shades.|
The family photobooth made a return appearance. (We are not drunk in these photos. Seriously.)
|Ellen's and my fake-laughing series. Not really sure why we were doing this. Also, we were being silent, |
which makes it even weirder.
|Ok, a sweet one to end on. :)|