It’s a wonderful life

A big THANK YOU to all of our friends and family that helped to create such a special Christmas for us – Levi’s first, Ryan’s first white Christmas, and my first at home in five years. We are so, so grateful.

Here are some of our highlights from the Christmas holidays…

Levi’s first snow:

Having a fresh tree:

Untangling Christmas lights:

Levi helping to decorate his first tree:

Shiny, pretty things:

Celebrating Norwegian-style with my grandparents:

The novelty of being all bundled up in winter clothes:

Christmassy flannel footy jammies:

Meeting the big guy for the first time:

Special times with my parents, including dedicating Levi at Westside Church:

Days spent not changing out of our pj’s:

Hot tubbing in the snow:

Quality and quantity time with my awesome husband:

Morning sleep-ins and family cuddle time in bed:

Dressing up for Christmas Eve church:

Levi’s first gift on Christmas Eve:

Opening our stockings in bed on Christmas morning:

Taking our time enjoying the small things:

Precious moments with precious people, including all four of Levi’s grandparents and four of his six living great-grandparents, as well as many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins from our extended family:

Christmas round two during a long layover in Sydney on our way home:

And a smooth, easy, fun trip home:

Of course there are so many other wonderful moments and memories from our trip pre- and post-Christmas… most of them involving good friends and our amazing family. Thank you again for making our time so special. This is a Christmas we will never forget!

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