Holiday highlights

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Before the lights all come down and the returned-for-wrong-address cards stop appearing in the mail (darn it!), I thought I’d share some photos from our holidays. Just a few favorite Christmas-y ones… I have plenty more Southern California posts in mind for next week.

Highlights included: For the very first time, stringing lights outside…

and then stringing them inside.

Trying to save chubby handprints forever.

Making cookies. Decorating cookies. Eating (too many) cookies.


Almost meeting Santa. (A few failed attempts were made.)

Decorating a fist gingerbread house. (Yes, it’s supposed to look like that: I was going for our home.)



Trimming the tree and hanging the stockings.


Driving many hours south to Long Beach and seeing Christmas lights reflect on water.

Seeing Christmas morning through the eyes of a toddler…

who was very happy to see his cousins,

but who didn’t want a photo with them.


And welcoming a new year with good friends.

Have a great weekend!

(P.S. Last year: Hudson’s first Christmas and first tree–and a warmer reception to Santa.)

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Let’s Discuss

  1. What a lovely Christmas you had!! I love those Hadley pajamas. We had a pair last year, but they are sadly too small now.

  2. I can’t get over how much bigger/older/taller Hudson looks compared to Levi. He must have Aron’s tall genes, you think? Looks like you had a really lovely holiday season. Happy New Year!

    • Ashley

      I have a feeling I’ll be craning my neck to kiss him before Jr. High. It’s definitely in the genes… with Aron at 6’8″. It’s too bad we can’t get the fellas together to play. Happy New Year!

  3. Alli

    Happy Holidays and happy 2013! Love the pictures of your Christmas, guys. Miss you three out east, but it looks like you’ve had a most wonderful first Christmas in your new home! Happy times!

    • Ashley

      Thank you, Jen! I was so happy when I spotted that Hudson Bay stocking for, well, you-know-who.

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