Ok so we did celebrate Christmas last year but it was more of an afterthought than an actual celebration.. this year I have enjoyed all the wonderful things about Christmas!
FCDA went to Festival of Trees... that has become the event that usually kicks off the Christmas season for us for the third year in a row! It's a tradition to do the show and then Steve and I go buy a pound of yummy fudge... mmmmmmm. This year since Lilly is older we got to have fun in the kids section of festival of trees and we got her an "Elf Wand" and a candy cane... she loved both of those at the same time which made the elf wand VERY sticky.. as well as her cute clothes... what's a mom to do. :P
The other thing we do every year for the 4th year in a row (I think) is sing Christmas Carols at the Live Nativity in Alpine with Steve's Aunts family. It's always REALLY cold and it was even more so this year I swear, but we stuck it out until almost the end before we (or rather I) got frozen out. Lilly wasn't too happy either because I think her wet diaper was frozen to her bum... :) But she loved looking at and petting all the animals that were there!