One that includes doughnuts and beautiful gardens.
This was the first year that we didn't travel for Christmas. While it was really nice not to pack suitcases, brave airport crowds or traffic jams, I'd be lying if I said I didn't tear up a little bit on Christmas day when we weren't packing up to go to Meme and Papa's house.
BUT, this Christmas was magical. Spencer was so excited about it all. We had an advent everyday and his excitement was contagious. Asher did surprisingly well with the tree - he hardly touched it at all. We decorated cookies, cut snowflakes, painted pictures, read tons of stories, drank cocoa. It was pretty close to perfect.
I love Christmas, and I love sharing it with my family. Establishing these traditions is one of my favorite things to do.
Recognize these cute faces? I was excited to photograph the Gunter family again! Natalie is one of my closest friends. She understands my introverted self like no one else does! I've successfully converted her to Gilmore girls and she has fed me delicious cake. It's a pretty great relationship if you ask me! We've bonded even more this year having babies at the same time - checking up on sleep, feeding and all the other fun stuff that comes with babies. The Gunter's are unfailing kind and welcoming. I feel privileged to be their friend!
What can I say about the Busby family? Jen was one of the first people I met when I moved here three years ago. We had babies the same age. We started hanging out a lot, helping each other get through long days. Texting each other at 6 AM when we were both up with our early risers. Jen is one of the best there is. She is hilarious, gorgeous, kind and honestly one of my favorite to be with. She's seen me at my worst and simply commiserates with me.
In short, I love these people. The Busby kids are just equally as cute and hilarious as their parents.