Why Christmas Is Awesome

1. We are going to start with the elephant in the room--the birth of sweet baby Jesus. If it weren't Him, numbers 2-10 would not be possible. Thank you Jesus. To put it lightly, without You, this blog would go to crap. 
2. This goes without saying...the food (and the drinks). Ham, mashed potatoes, corn, cookies, cookies, and more cookies. Wine, wine, and more wine. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bed time snack. It doesn't matter! It's Christmas!!! 
3. PRESENTS!!!!!! Duh. 
4. Celebrating in a barn. Just like our ancestors. 

5. Being able to take 1.2 million pictures of my precious nieces and nephews without getting yelled at. It's Christmas! It has to be documented. Plus, it's not my fault their delinquent parents are too busy actually taking care of them or something like that. I have real responsibilities, thank you very much.
6. On no other day is it socially acceptable to have your older sister feed you her breast milk. 
7. Reinbeer.
8. Bows in the hair. I'm just waiting for this to be a hit song modeled after "pants on the ground". 
9. Homemade candlelight services. Thanks to a nice dose of the flu (given to my husband), my "BUT I HAVE TO GO TO A CANDLELIGHT SERVICE" creativity set in. The only bad news is--your husband when sick with the flu, doesn't necessarily appreciate waking up to a million and ten candles burning along with Christmas music blasting throughout the house. You know what I have to say to that? Don't get the flu. 
10. Speaking of husbands, it is the one time of the year he can't say "no" to his picture being taken. Sucker. 
And that my friends, is why Christmas is awesome. 
What one thing would you put on your list? 
**just for the record--I didn't actually drink the breast milk. You may now shut your mouths and stop shaking your heads. I did however eat four helpings of ham, mashed potatoes, and corn in less than 8 hours and it was aweeeeeesome. If you must know.**
ps. I realize this post didn't have nearly enough pictures, so here are a few more for you to enjoy.
Or for me to look at in a year when I can't remember what we did last Christmas. Whatevs.
my dog/my mother-in-law. not to be confused with each other.
 tracking Santa. at about this time he was somewhere near Yemen.
 mi madre/mi amigo
 a rockstar. aka my brother-in-law
 my parents don't like to hang things on their walls in case you didn't notice
 my mom passin out..she had a few two many reinbeers. (or trying out her new pillow...borrrring)
 my dad. once a stud, always a stud.
tickle tickle tickle....giggle giggle giggle



  1. I'm kind of sad there was no macaroni and cheese... Or if it was there... mention of them. Oh well, great pictures! Your nieces and nephews are so adorable. Happy Christmas!

  2. I got the exactly same "e" anthro mug for Christmas! Love it! Merry Christmas!

  3. Merry Christmas to you, sister!! Thank you for sharing your Christmas celebration!! I have to say that after reading about your 4 helpings of ham, mashed potatoes and corn I've decided I made the BIGGEST MISTAKE of my life by preparing lasagne for our Christmas dinner. It was some darn good lasagne, however, tomorrow we'll be having ham, mashed potatoes and corn...
    Still LOVE your blog as if it was the FIRST day I read it. You're the BEST!! Love ya, girl! xoxo

  4. I absolutely love all the precious pictures! The littlest girl is ador-ABLE! and i was wondering where the cell cover was from... i'm thinking i need a new personalized one.

  5. Love all these reasons why Christmas is awesome! I have to remember Reinbeer for next year- too cute!

  6. Where did your phone cover come from? Love it!! Glad you had a good day!

  7. these were all too cute and made me smile immensely. merry christmas erin and i love being able to hear about your life and all your adventures. and you + your husband + that little girl (your niece?) looked too perfect together. family of 3 for 2013 anyone? ;)
    xoxo, lauren

  8. Wore the same PJ pants all day today! Thanks Old Navy. Merry Christmas!!!

  9. What a fabulous Christmas! I love the reinbeers, that's so cute! and your personalized iphone case? I die! I need it stat.

  10. Awww, looks like a beautiful holiday! Congrats!

    Merry Christmas,



  11. Looks like a blast! Merry Christmas. I am in love with that phone cover too! So awesome.

  12. Hey, we tracked Santa, too! In about a 5 minute span he went from Brazil to Paris to Bermuda. Santa certainly skips around a bit. Glad you had a Merry Christmas, Erin!

  13. What a fun Christmas!
    I love all the fun shots you got.

  14. Awesome pics girl! How was the breast milk? :)... Congrats on the ZBB tix! Loe the pics of your mom and dad too. Thanks for sharing. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!!
    Much love, Whitley

  15. It looks like you had an amazing Christmas Erin! I hope it was everything you could ever dream of.

  16. I so want that back scratcher, kinda jealous.

  17. These are great pictures! I love the Rainbeer idea!

  18. Great pictures!!! Looks like you guys had a full and wonderful Christmas. I have to laugh- my husband got that same back scratcher in his stocking and I'm pretty sure its what he was most excited about. :)Merry Christmas!

  19. These pictures are wonderful! All the food is making me hungry haha.

  20. Wow! Your Christmas looks awesome! And so does your fam, btw. Merry Day-after-Christmas to you! :)

  21. the little one in that last picture is a doll! so sweet! Great way to post about your Christmas! loved it!


  22. Looking at all those pictures makes me exhausted. All I can think of is how long that must have taken you to edit them/post them/ sort through them. By far my least favorite thing about blogging!


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