A Quick Christmas '15 Recap

Starting off the New Year right with a blog post! Just wanted to write a few notes about our crazy December of family and Christmas and food and very little sleep. It was so awesome. Although I'm super glad that January is starting off quiet after such a lovely full month of togetherness!

We started the holidays with a visit to my family in AB. We drove to Calgary and had a great (and too short!) visit with Riane and Sean, and Sharon and Jacob before going to my brothers hockey game. It was so fun seeing him play, and we got to visit with a lot of family as well. My Dad was off work for a day or two and I'm so glad we got to see him! We also had a really great visit with most of the Olson side at my grandmas, so many little great grandkids for Grandma O! The rest of the time was spent at my families house where we had our Christmas morning and family Christmas dinner, followed by a quiet week of games and naps and quality time. It was especially nice to have lots of time with my sister Brandi and her sweet boy Leander. We capped it off with the marriage of one of our good friends the next weekend!! It was a beautiful wedding, so glad we could attend! Larissa and Matthew and the boys came to the wedding as well and stayed at my parents. (Also, I must have really been living in the moment because I only took like...3 pictures??)

Family photo at Lane's game, so nice to visit with my Dad too!
Grandma Olson with some of her great grandkids

Anna and Leander in one of their new sleigh's...aren't they cute!?

Pretty soon after getting back to Shaunavon the Christmas festivities started and lasted all the way until New Years Day basically. It was so nice visiting and everyone was able to make it! We haven't had a Nelson Christmas with everyone for a few years, it was great! 7 little kids/babies and 2 more on the way, it is a very busy household! We ate way too many sweet treats and played a ridiculous amount of ping pong. My house is still recovering, it was basically a landing spot each night where we would put all of our random things and then leave again the next day. No time for dishes, laundry or tidying! But that is what January is for :)

In our best dress for Christmas Eve Mass

I sang at Mass with some family and afterwards Anna wanted to give it a go!

Anna in front of our tree on Christmas morning
Anna's main gift was a second hand fisher price dollhouse and she could not love it more!

A sleepy eyed Christmas morning family picture

The entire Nelson clan (can you spot the sleeper?)

Sweet Annie in her Christmas dress 

Can't wait for next Christmas to do it all over again with both of our families!! Plus it will be especially sweet to have our new baby with us on the outside :)

Merry Christmas to everyone!! Hope your time spent with friends and family was life giving and relaxing and full of good food and memories! Here's to 2016!


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