we drove 15 hours to texas for christmas to spend it with my parents, grandparents, and sister. we had a super time, and mateo keeps asking to go back to "grandma's house".
i think luke and i were so relaxed that we didn't get our camera out very often, so these are some of the only photos i have.
mateo requested a train outfit which i bought for him with one of those $15 free coupons to kohls that come in the mail. i wanted to get something for ruby too (first christmas! little girl clothes!) but i couldn't bring myself to buy a $30 outfit that she would only wear once. and then i remembered seeing something awhile ago in my baby box, so i checked it out and found in pretty perfect condition, my first christmas outfit. a million times better that a random something from target.
we all loved spending time with my family. and eating. and catching up. and lazing around (ask luke how many naps he took). and shopping at rei. and watching holiday movies and pioneer woman. and luke and i even got to go out a few times without the kids. mateo had a special bond with my mom, and ruby took turns taking naps on everyone. the only (very, very) unfortunate part of this Christmas holiday is that we arrived sick and managed to get everyone else sick - on Christmas! - something i will forever feel so bad about!
we even had a special holiday sing-a-long on Christmas Eve thanks to luke's requests and my mom's piano skills and her and my grandparent's singing skills. thanks to my parents for having us and being so super generous.
ps. here is the only photo of me in all of the christmas photos, wearing new Christmas boots. :)