We were very excited this year especially since it was JJ's first Christmas. Since we spent Thanksgiving in California we spent Christmas here in Utah.
JJ really like the tree although he didn't destroy any of the ornaments on it.
I had a ton of fun doing these Christmas photo shoots with JJ, and he really enjoyed playing in the lights because he knew he wasn't supposed to play with them.
Jolie and Makua came to visit before Christmas and we went to see the lights at temple square. This is Makua opening the Christmas present I made him, a coloring book holder and homemade crayons.
The lights were beautiful and we had fun, but it was WAY too cold to be outside.
This is what it looked like outside on Christmas Eve while we drove up to the Hugie's house (Justin's dad)
We wore JJ out even before the festivities began, this poor little guy had a fever on Christmas eve. bummer.
JJ loved the colorful lights on Kim and Kathy's Christmas tree.
Jocelyn and Kayden in front of the Christmas tree.
Kim got to open our present early, So they would have it for Christmas.
For our parents for Christmas we (and by we I mean I) made salt dough ornaments with JJ's footprint. They took forever to make and I almost threw them in the trash but thanks to Justin's kind words they avoided destruction.
When Santa came to drop off the presents he left a mess, of "snow" on the fireplace.
JJ woke up with a fever again in the morning but still had some fun opening presents!
Since his fever got up to 103.5 so he ended up spending most of the day in his diaper. Here he is with the turtle I made him for Christmas.
After opening presents and eating breakfast (including my family's awesome orange bread), we enjoyed playing Scattergories.
Later that night through the magic of technology we "visited" Minnesota and just hung out with the family and open our presents from them.
JJ got a really stylish hat and tie that matched and we can't wait to see him in it!
One of JJ's favorite parts of all the presents was the paper it was wrapped in.
We also got another package from Laurie-ann and Ed and the boys had fun opening it.
We were very grateful to spend time with so much family over the Christmas season. We are also grateful for the opportunity he had to remember the birth of our savior and all of the blessings it has brought into our lives.
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