Happiest Time of the Year

Happy Holidays! We’ve been busy enjoying the season but can’t believe Christmas is already here! I can’t wait to experience the excitement with Emerson now that she’s fully aware of how this holiday works! Over the past few weeks she’s come up with several funny requests, but the one that tops them all is her desire to wear her Halloween costume to Christmas Eve mass… hopefully the Christmas outfit I picked out for her is enough to dissuade her.

I’m almost afraid the boxes that Em’s Christmas presents were shipped in have been more fun for her than what I even imagined the toys inside would be. 95% of my shopping this year was happily done online; why leave the house if you don’t have to?IMG_5122 IMG_5117 IMG_5099We made a few different visits to Santa this year, each time she warmed up to him a little more until finally…..IMG_1057….too friendly?

Items on her wish list from Santa included a ladder, rocks, a car, a tree, a dog kennel and a squirt gun. Hopefully she’s accepting of my choice to partially stray from her list.IMG_1065

While we were at the mall visiting Santa, Emerson stopped to strike a pose next to a Christmas tree decorated with candy. IMG_1067 IMG_1071IMG_1087

 We hope the next several days bring as much Christmas joy to you as we’re finding here in the North Pole Iowa!


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I enjoy keeping track of my daughter, who is the sunshine to my cloudy days, with this blog. This is my chronicling of life into the unknown: the joy I find and lessons learned along the way!

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