We celebrated our first Christmas as a family of three this year. She is such a little blessing to our family, and Christmas was much more fun having her around. We were able go back to Utah to spend time with family for 2 1/2 weeks. Lacey was able to meet all of her grandparents (she has 6). This year, Christmas was really laid back. Lacey is too small to really understand much about Christmas or presents. The fact that we traveled by plane also limited how "big" our Christmas could be.
|Great Grandma and Grandma (My mom and her mom)|
|Lacey loved her cousin Tyler|
|Grandpa (My dad)|
|Uncle Jason and cousin Rayne|
|Aunt Kelci and Uncle Matt|
|Uncle Bryce (He kept kissing her forehead, so cute)|
|Grandma (Scott's mom)|
Lacey was a trooper on both flights, the only time she cried was when we were going through security on the sway home.
We did our own little Christmas for Lacey when we got home because we didn't have the space to bring anything to Utah for her to "open"
A few traditions:
Every year growing up, I remember making gingerbread houses with my mom. She would let each of the kids in my family invite a few friends over and we would each build our own gingerbread house. My mom would spend days baking the gingerbread and cutting it the houses for our parties. Now that all of us are adults, it has been a few years since we have gotten together to build houses. Since we are starting to have kids of our own, my mom decided to start doing the party again for the grandkids.
Scott's family always does new Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve. It was fun having Lacey and her cousins all get the same jammies.