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It's the most wonderful time of the year

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

As I write this, the snow is blowing sideways. Presents are stacked everywhere around my family room. And I am in a food coma that, despite getting in a good run this morning, has lasted for three straight days. That, though, is not why it's the most wonderful time of the year. 

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were divided between my house, my parents' house, Dan's parents' house, and Dan's sister and brother-in-law's house. It was a lot of back and forth, loading, unloading, reloading, and unloading gifts, and snacking on delicious treats. 

It was the most wonderful two days ever. There's nothing more special than spending time with family. This year, I got to spend time with two families, two of the best families, in my opinion. On Christmas Eve, our families got to be together in Michigan, and it was absolutely perfect. We got to laugh and enjoy and be surrounded by love. Totally, totally awesome. 

There are so many things we all take for granted. Meals together. Story swapping. A goodbye hug. A hello smile. Having a whole day where those are the only things to focus on is perfection. 

With eyes on 2013, I know wonderful things are coming our way. Next year, I will watch at least six friends and family members marry, meet many new babies, and have countless experiences I can only dream about. I. Am. So. Excited! 

Pictures below of our holiday. I hope you had the Merriest Christmas yet! 

Dan made this awesome ornament for me, commemorating our first Christmas together. :)
We tried to take a cute picture near the tree. (What do you do with your hands?!)
Hellllllo Troy Polamalu! 
Dan was super excited about his new waffle maker, craft beer magazine, and Total Recall. 
Merry Christmas! 
Boys young and old looooove PS3. 
Naturally, one of the biggest hits of the day was... a giant box! 
Cole rocking his Steelers pajamas! 

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