Christmas Snapshots | 2017

Merry Christmas to all our family & friends!

Christmas 2017 | My Darling Days

The past two weeks have been both amazing & exhausting.  We've been enjoying our time with family, celebrating Christmas & the reason for the season, but I'm not going to lie...  doing it with a 10 month old isn't always easy.  Missed naps, sickies, teething, a sudden boycotting of the bottle -- it's been stressful.

I wanted Ellis's first Christmas to be nothing short of magical...
I hoped to make an advent calendar for the beginning of the month, but I never got around to it.
I had every intention of creating this board book for him to open on Christmas, but I ran out of time.
We forgot to set cookies & milk out for Santa.
We didn't wear our family matching pjs on Christmas Eve night.
And, we didn't even get a family picture on Christmas Day.

While all those things seem very trivial (I'm aware), they were important to me. As I reflect back on the past two weeks, I realize that our Christmas may not have been the Instagram-worthy one that I had dreamed about, but it was still so so good.

We have full bellies, a warm home, healthy bodies, and lots and lots of love from family.

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I didn't take my camera out nearly enough over the past two weeks, but here are a few highlights during this season:

Meeting Santa for the first time.

Christmas 2017 | My Darling Days

Christmas 2017 | My Darling Days


Cousins in matching jammies.

Christmas 2017 | My Darling Days


Naps on Daddy.

Christmas 2017 | My Darling Days


Decorating & eating a sugar cookie for the first time.

Christmas 2017 | My Darling Days

Christmas 2017 | My Darling Days


Finding presents under the tree.

Christmas 2017 | My Darling Days

Christmas 2017 | My Darling Days

Christmas 2017 | My Darling Days


Christmas 2017 | My Darling Days

Christmas 2017 | My Darling Days

Christmas 2017 | My Darling Days

Handmade gifts.

Christmas 2017 | My Darling Days

Christmas 2017 | My Darling Days


The cutest personalized piggy bank.

Christmas 2017 | My Darling Days


THE most special present under our tree.

Christmas 2017 | My Darling Days


Looking forward to slowing down these next few weeks... these cold temps will make it easy to not leave the house!


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