December 31, 2013

Christmas in Texas - Christmas Day

Christmas was wonderful this year, and having a baby to celebrate with us made it even more fun. I've said it before, but Sophie really is such a joy in our lives and it was fun to celebrate this first Christmas with her. She really seemed to enjoy the spirit of season and was just soaking up all the lights, colors, excitement, and love.

Christmas morning with five adults and one baby was pretty relaxing. Sophie slept in until 8:00 and then we went downstairs for a yummy breakfast. The rest of the family wasn't coming over until later that afternoon, so we let Sophie open her stocking and one present before the chaos started. When we showed her the present she seemed to know it was for her - first she climbed up on top of it, and then started tearing the paper off like a pro.

After the two other Howe families arrived we opened the rest of the gifts and then had a delicious Christmas dinner. Traveling around the holidays is not always easy, but it is so great to have the whole family together around one table. We are glad we could make this trip to Texas and feel so blessed to have such wonderful families. Merry Christmas everyone!

Right next to a tower of presents and all she's interested in are the beads on the tree


Sophie opening one of her presents from Grandma and Grandpa. It was a pink train that she absolutely loves. Another favorite present was the pink sippy cup on the table in the background. 


Our Christmas card for the year - Happy Holidays from the Howes!!



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