Friday, January 1, 2016

Christmas 2015...

Our Christmas this year was similar to years past, only a little different.  Instead of going to dinner with friends on Christmas Eve, Ken's parents went to dinner with us!  They drove in from St. Louis to spend Christmas with us and our hooligans.

Our Christmas traditions are quite simple:  Christmas Eve dinner, drinks with friends after, pumpkin cinnamon rolls Christmas morning, hooligans opening presents, and then a trip to the dog park followed by board games.  We managed all of our favorite traditions again this year.

We had Christmas Eve dinner at McCormick & Schmicks this year.  I, of course, had to have the chocolate sack for dessert.  With Ken's assistance, I was able to polish it off.  I forgot just how big it was!  Needless to say, I have not had dessert since and probably won't for quite a while!
The four of us after a delicious dinner!

After dinner, we came home and our neighbors came over for cocktails.  One of our favorite things to do is catch up with them and the kids to hear how everything is going.  

The hooligans all HAD to snuggle with their Granma.  

On Christmas morning we always light the fire and drink coffee while everyone opens presents.  I swear the hooligans know they have stuff in their stockings from Santa.

Kya is always so excited about the snacks that she receives!

Theo's favorite are the Christmas bows!

Angel and Theo are checking our their loot.  

Angel was really into owning Christmas this year.  She rolled all over her and Theo's stockings and may have claimed Kya's as well.

Nothing says boss quite like taking over your husky sister's stocking.

Me and my girls!

Theodore owned Christmas this year!

After coffee, presents, and cinnamon rolls, we made our way to the dog park for a little fun.  

Kya says that the dog park is her favorite Christmas tradition!

It was definitely the warmest Christmas I ever remember.  While I enjoyed the warm temperatures, I really would have preferred a white Christmas. Maybe next year.  All in all, we had a wonderful Christmas and I of course cannot wait for the next one!

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