Hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas! While I did miss my family a lot, it was actually pretty fun to just have the 3 of us here on Christmas morning. We facetimed with my family after opening presents and it actually really did help to feel like they were there for a bit. Even though Lola can’t really open presents yet (although she will play with the paper and ribbons for sure!) it was still cute to open things for her and show items to her. We had our friends the Larsons over for Christmas Eve dinner and I made some dishes that my family traditionally makes on Christmas Eve. Friend shrimp and a potato casserole are the Blumer tradition and we added in a Gummerman family salad that they love to make on Todd’s side of the family. It was really sweet to have friends over that also have a new addition to their family this Christmas (little Nova!) so it was kind of amusing to have the two high chairs on either end of the table—times are changing for sure! Mom: skirt/H&M (similar) Baby: shirt/Maple Clothing, leggings/Baby Gap (similar) I got her a faux leopard coat so we can do a matching outfit sometime and my Mom sent her a few presents along with this mellon baller that she loved playing with at their house. She literally held onto it all morning…crazy baby! I got those white furry boots at a resale shop this summer, but these would be cute when she grows of out this pair soon. Todd has been wanting one of those penguin race toys ever since he would play with one at his friend’s house when he was a kid so I told my Sister in Law Sarah to get him one (she was his secret santa this year) and he LOVED it. Lola isn’t sure why the toy isn’t for her, but he’s been sharing with her pretty nicely so far… Overall we had a cozy morning here at home and Todd and I made an indulgent brunch (mostly Trader Joe items—ha!!) during Lola’s nap so that was fun to just sit and drink coffee and soak in the Christmas morning magic in the air. Hope your holiday has been great so far too!