Thursday, February 5, 2015

Christmas 2014

Well it's only almost 2 months since Christmas, so that's not to terrible to finally blog about it right?  Even if it is, here I go!  We didn't go out of town thankfully!  After dealing with a sick baby over Thanksgiving and getting over an upper respiratory infections in our house, I was glad to be staying put.  We did travel a bit between our two families and had the traditional Christmas meal 3 times over 2 days, but it was absolutely wonderful!
     Caden was so much more involved this year!  He didn't fully unwrap a lot of his presents (got tired of having to work at it so hard and sitting still), but he loved ripping off the bows (including gifts that weren't his own!)  Since this little guy has a November birthday and got an insane amount of toys from his party, Casey and I opted to get him no toys and buy him practical things he needed.  No lie, the kid had a toothbrush holder in his stocking.  Our rationale was that at this age he just likes to unwrap the gifts/play with the boxes and this is probably the only year we can get away with getting him things like a mat for his bathtub and clothes.  Plus, we knew his aunts/uncles and grandparents would get him some fun toys.   Santa agreed Caden had been good this year and brought him a power tool set, so the little guy had something fun to unwrap on Christmas morning at home.
     By the end of Christmas Day, our family of three was happy and full.  Here are a few pictures to highlight the holiday season:
2014 (can barely fit in there,
wow what a difference a year makes!)

Wish it wasn't blurry, but loving his bean bag chair from
Grandma & Grandpa!
Stockings full of goodies for all!

Caden getting some help from his Daddy on
Christmas morning

Helping his Pawpaw load the Nerf gun

Hixon Family Christmas Photo 2014

Caden giving the dog a treat through the doggie door at
my parent's house
"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and once voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ."  Romans 15:5-6

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