This Christmas we decided to change up tradition from year's past. I have went to Louisville every Christmas since I can remember to visit both my mom's and dad's sides of the family. It is always so much fun to see everyone but the crowd is definitely dwindling as the cousins grow older and start families of their own. So last year as we got in the car to come home close to 10pm, got to bed very late, and had early risers to greet the goods from Santa- I made an executive decision- we would no longer travel on Christmas Eve. We missed seeing Great Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins but it was a good time to be had with our little family of 5.
*Christmas Eve Traditions est. 2013*
Christmas day, Jesus' Birthday was spent mostly at home. Our girls were excited to wake up well rested and ready to play. Santa knew we had 3 girls as the Christmas tree area was littered with all things pink, purple, and baby dolls,. Our girls were excited to play with their new baby dolls and accessories all morning long. They did take a moment to make a duct tape purse and play dentist with a play dough set but other wise it was all about the babies. One of our favorite Christmas traditions is to make Jesus' birthday cake, light candles, sing, and have a party for the greatest gift of all. His birth is the greatest gift of all, not just on Christmas day but every day of our lives. He is not just the reason for the season but rather the reason for everything and His love, grace, and mercy blesses us each day. I love seeing my little ones so excited about celebrating Him!
This Christmas was different but different was good.
It was cozy. It was full of love. It was perfectly perfect.