Monday, December 26, 2016

Happy Hubby and Christmas Eve

Hello and happy day after Christmas!

What a wonderful time of family, fun, love and laughter we have had. It's sad
to see the season come and go so quickly.

To avoid bombarding you with massive amounts of pictures all in one incredibly
long post, I want to spread the joy out a bit. Today will cover Friday (Christmas Eve
 Eve) and Saturday (Christmas Eve.)  Tomorrow's post will cover Christmas Day. 

Let's get started!

On Friday, Hubby had a happy hunting moment...

He finally got a deer. He's been patiently waiting, and he finally got a big one. I don't 
know how he can do it, (I would be the crazy woman trying to chase them down to 
give them a hug,) but hunting is something he grew up doing. Some of his favorite 
memories of his grandfather came while spending time in the woods waiting for the
right deer to come along.

This is a picture of Hubby and his grandfather from May 2011... He will be greatly missed.

If you missed this blog post, Hubby's grandfather passed away one week ago today.

On Saturday, Hubby decided he needed to work with Hunter a little to hone his duck
retrieving skills. We walked over to one of the lakes in our neighborhood to let Hunter
practice his swimming and retrieving.

Just look at our boy swimming!

And a dripping wet action shot...

My favorite pictures are these two with Hubby and Hunter having a serious talk
about duck retrieval. They are both so focused!

After the swimming practice and duck hunting lessons were complete, it was time to
get ready to head to church for the candlelight Christmas Eve service. I didn't take pictures
while at church, but I did get Miss S to snap a quick one of my Christmas Eve outfit before
we went in. Temperatures were in the mid 70's, so short sleeves were needed.

After the service, we had dinner with friends at a Mexican restaurant called Jalapeno's 
and then headed back home to celebrate our own family Christmas Eve.

Once we got home Saturday evening, it was time to have our family Christmas. We
have always traveled on Christmas Day, so when Miss S was born, we made the decision
to do our little family's Christmas a day or two early so we would never feel like we were
being rushed. We open our presents early, have plenty of time to enjoy them, and our
time together, and then we travel on Christmas Day. That tradition may not work for
others, but it has been perfect for us through the years.

Here is a little peek at our Christmas, on Christmas Eve:

- Miss S and Shelley -

- Miss S and Rusty -

- Me and Rusty -

Hunter was wayyyy too excited about his 1st Christmas to slow down for a picture!
I quickly snapped this one while he was investigating a few of Miss S's opened presents.

Here is Hubby getting ready to give the Hunter and Rusty some of their Christmas
presents. All eyes are definitely on Daddy!

Miss S got several things for her dorm for next fall, plus lots of lululemon and Bath & Body.

Shelley popped over for a minute to investigate the goodies.

Hubby got several Polo and Guy Harvey tee shirts, plus some duck hunting gear.

 I of course, got lots of yummy smelling goodies from Bath & Body Works, a few
cloths, and an awesome gift card.

But I think the funniest picture of the night has to be this one of me showing off
my new cheetah robe and my bag from Bath & Body Works!

You know there has to be one in every family, haha!

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve and I can hardly wait for you to come back
tomorrow, so I can tell you all about our Christmas Day fun!

I hope your Christmas celebration brought you much joy, happiness, love and
laughter as well. I will see you tomorrow.

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