Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Christmas Family Fun

Merry Christmas Eve! This year, we've done Christmas to the max it seems, and I have a feeling we will be doing Christmas even bigger as the girls get older. 

We decorated as a family right before Thanksgiving (we have no qualms about blending the two holidays). Daisy loves to decorate! We had to keep her from taking off the ornaments so she could re-decorate. 

To start December, we made Christmas cookies with friends. Daisy loves to roll out the dough and use cookie cutters. Daisy helped Daddy make "Christmas pretzels," which is Zane's traditional Chex mix/Almond bark candy treat. 

We went to Raglan Road twice this year. The first night, Daisy danced up on stage with the Irish step dancers. She was adorable. The next week when we returned, she danced on stage twice! By the second time (her third time dancing), she basically knew the whole routine. 

It's always fun to walk around Disney at Christmas time and see all the beautiful decorations!

The weekend before Christmas we had an extended-family Christmas celebration with some of my family at my grandparents' house. With just five of my cousins' families, we had eleven great-grandchildren present. This is the best photo we could get of all the kiddos. 

Then we jumped over to Zane's family for the annual cupcake decorating competition. My creativity must have been depleted this year, because I couldn't create anything worthy of winning, but we did get some cute photos of Amy and her cousin Declan.

Christmas Eve was spent at another family party. The girls had super cute Christmas dresses, but we forgot to take a photo of them! We spent Christmas with Zane's family, then did Christmas again on the 26th with my family. This last week has been spent relaxing with family and catching up with a few friends in Orlando.

I hope all of you have had a fun season with family like we have! 2014 was a wonderful year with lots of changes (moving, nursing school, new baby). We look forward to all that 2015 brings! 

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