If you’re keeping count, weeks 18 and 19 got missed. Not because we didn’t do anything, but instead the holiday preparations and life kept me too busy. Today I’m trying to play a little bit of catch up and start the year off on the right foot.
Since week 18 and 19 were spent preparing for the upcoming holiday, including baking lots of yummy cookies, that means that week 20 was spent celebrating the holidays. Since we have so much family spread out across the state and Christmas was on a Tuesday, we modified our typical travel plans. Luckily this year it worked out well because we knew we’d be able to see everyone during Cameron’s Christening the following weekend.
For Christmas Eve we traveled to Liverpool to visit with my parents, grandparents, and other extended family and friends. The kiddos all got to open some early gifts, including my nephews who got ‘super capes’ that I hand crafted for them- I think I need make Cameron one soon too!
After the celebrations, we headed back home so that we would wake up on Christmas morning for our own family celebration. Cameron was a great traveler as always, and even went to bed upon arriving back home. Christmas morning we woke up late, enjoyed some homemade Cinnamon Rolls, then headed out to church.
Cameron spent most of the church servie distracting those around us with his sweet smile. Toward the end of church service he got a bit hungry, but that was easily remedy with a bottle that was handy.
After church we utilized technology to Skype and G-Chat with family across the country, then enjoyed a late brunch. It was 4pm or so before we even got to opening presents, luckily Cameron had no clue and we enjoyed that the day was more about being together than what treats were under the tree.
Both Matt and I have felt that the best gift was always right there with us, Cameron. He really has brought a new fullness and meaning to our lives over the last 20 weeks since his arrival, and we look forward to many more Christmas celebrations to come (even those early morning wake-up calls).