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Christmas 2017

We haven't had a Christmas where my parents and all of my sisters and brothers-in-law have been under one roof in a very long time, so this year was really special. Our home was a loud, mad house most days, but it's my favorite way to spend the holidays—it's how Christmases were for us growing up and how I hope Margot and her sister will spend theirs. My sisters cooked and baked all day, while the rest of us stayed out of their way and relaxed until it was ready to feast. My parents took Margot to church and when they got back, we sat around Margot by the tree and watched as she opened her gifts from her Titas and Uncles...she then went on to help each of us open our White Elephant gifts from each other. It was such a fun night spent with my favorite people.

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Holiday Cards 2017

It took me forever to decide whether we'd have our faces (Matt and I) showing in the cards this year or not. But I landed on one where we were all in it—partly because I wanted to remember what we all looked like when our little girl was on the way, but it also just seemed a little more special this way, too! I really love how they turned out, along with all of the other photos taken by my sister, Gabby. I already can't wait to look back on these photos as fond memories of when it was just us and Margot, with just weeks away from meeting her little sister. Merry Christmas!

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Tree Decorating and Christmas Marketing

We spent the day decorating our tree—it's always fun to see how differently Margot reacts each year. She was super into it, to say the least, and thanked her Dad for bringing it home the night before (see video below!). When it came to placing the ornaments, she carefully picked them out one by one, handed it over while deciding where it should go, and stood and watched. All while bobbing her little head to the Christmas music playing in the background.

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Christmas 2016

This year's Christmas was a little more low-key compared to how our celebration went last year. Big or small though, Christmas will always be so special for me. 2 of my 5 sisters and my brother-in-law were able to make it out to our house for the holiday. We relaxed in our pajamas most days and made pancake breakfasts. Margot was especially interested in all of the lights this year. Christmas morning, we took it easy while Margot opened and played with her gifts from family who couldn't be with us. It was a beautiful Christmas spent with people we love. Doesn't get any better than that.

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