Christmas isn’t over yet!


I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas! We had an extremely packed day (getting up at 7 and not getting home until 10:30)  and are grateful to have the day off. I refuse to believe that Christmas is over, so we are continuing the celebrations with Christmas music and movies all day while relaxing by the tree. Waking up to a beautiful snowy day doesn’t hurt either!

After all the anticipation and prepartion, Christmas day always flies by. Unfortunately, there are a few people that we only get to see at Christmastime. If we are lucky, each of us will get to celebrate around 90 or so Christamses. The idea of only having that small of a number of times to show our love and celebrate serves as a reminder of how fleeting our time on earth together is. Hopefully, we’ll all be together for a long time and will share many more Christmas memories. I’m happy to express my love to the max this time of the year. Now if only we acted like we do on Christmas all year long.

I’ll be back to posting regularly tomorrow. In the meantime I’ll share some photos from our Christmas Eve and Christmas day festivities.


Christmas Eve Dinner at Characters, Walsh family tradition

Back home, playing games and music


Christmas Carol singing time!


Christmas eve, after a few cocktails




Mom and Dad on Christmas morning

Family on Christmas Eve, playing games, singing, and cocktails

new dog toys!


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Buttery Nipples! Christmas tradition!



Mom’s beautiful table complete with tree napkins







second Christmas at Ryan’s family


Ryan’s parents house and the “other” Maggie