While we were home for Christmas, we were so blessed to be able to see so much of our family in the short time we were there. We were also able to celebrate Christmas with both sides of the family, eat LOTS and LOTS of good food (which we are missing so much right now), and get completely spoiled.
Our first Christmas was with Josh’s family at Grandma Yolly’s house. This was one of the things we were so looking forward to, since this is where Josh grew up celebrating most of his Christmas. And we weren’t disappointed. Even though it wasn’t Christmas day, the family rolled out the red carpet for us, making it feel just like Christmas. Grandma’s house was decorated to a tee, complete with Abby-size snowmen that our little one couldn’t get enough of. We enjoyed Yolly’s famous pasta (which some of our WA friends have gotten to experience) and cookies, and long to have some of that goodness right now!!!
No, not all of our time was spent eating (while that would have been fine with us). Josh and I had probably one of the funnest Christmas "mornings" ever as we watched our little girl play, laugh, and interact with her family, whom we love so much. It was a time we will never forget.
Abby enjoying her Great Grandma…and Great Grandma’s pasta.
Playing with Grandma Dell.
Abby and Great Aunt Marianne.
Great Uncle Phil and his "Punchinella".
Our little elf with Uncle Cam and Aunt Lacy.
Can’t wait till the next time we can celebrate and "mangia" with the family again. (Pardon my Italian-glish…I tend to stick out like a pale, sore thumb with this side of my family, so maybe if I try to SOUND Italian…) Love to you all!