Having a baby makes it even BETTER! Our Christmas started on December 23 with the Mello Family Christmas, complete with the second annual TALENT SHOW! All the nieces and nephews and adults had A BLAST! We, along with Marken as our narrator did the play of the birth of Baby Jesus! It was pretty awesome and we even made my mom cry :) a good cry of course. The kids all did dancing and singing acts, Phillips family did an awesome number of "Merry Christmas from the Fam O ly" only put in words about all of us. It was AWESOME! Hudson had so much fun opening presents and playing with his cousins and of course loving on VaVie and VoVo. We are so blessed to have such an amazing family that lives so close! ONE OF MY FAVORITE TRADITIONS AT THE MY FAMILIES CHRISTMAS IS THE JESUS CAKE! Every year we make a Jesus cake and go outside to sing Jesus happy birthday. We hold the cake up and let Him blow it out! It's very special and has become a very important part of our Christmas.
Our Little Reindeer! Hudson had so many Christmas Outfits he had to do Outfit Changes!
All the Cousins & Friends :)
Family Footsie Jammies! Ha Ha Ha! We have Fun!
Happy Birthday Jesus!
VaVie & VoVo
Christmas Eve started early with the First Annual "Girls Breakfast". I've always said how blessed I feel to still be best friends with my high school girls. They are truly amazing! Duncan and Hudson came along and played with Jeff and Grant and Hudson got to cuddle with the most beautiful girls in the whole world:)
I LOVE THESE GIRLS!
We continued are festivities with lunch at Mindy and JT's house to be with Sissa! Hudson was spoiled once again with CUSTOM "Hudson's first Christmas" jammies from his Sissa and even a toy from Mindy and JT.
Hudson has the BEST SISSA IN THE WHOLE WORLD!
Nicholas Sharma showing his messy hands from making his gingerbread house!
He's so darn cute!
Home Sweet Home...we ended Christmas Eve at home. Hudson got to open ONE special present. (Santa dropped it off early for his FIRST CHRISTMAS) It was "The Night Before Christmas". We read it to him before bed...what a special memory and new tradition! Hudson also got Daddy a gift, "Fireman's Night Before Christmas!"
We left cookies for Santa, grain for the Reindeer and the Magic Key on the Door!
Our First Christmas Morning as a Family!
I LOVE MY FAMILY SO MUCH
At about 2:00 we packed up and headed out for our journey to Glendora. Little did we know a HUGE TREE would have us stopped on the Grapevine for an hour! Our poor Hudson was stuck in the car until 7:00 I felt so bad. We Finally arrived in Glendora to arms wide open and lots of Hugs and Kisses for Hudson. He seriously LOVED all the attention from his aunties, uncles, MiMi, PaPa and Grandma and Grandpa. Hudson got to spend time with all of his grandparents for his First Christmas!
PaPa teaching Hudson to play Piano!!
The Future Mr. & Mrs. Caprio with Hudder Muffin!
Uncle Jeremy & Auntie Chelsea
PaPa & MiMi
Grandpa & Grandma Quast & Family
Granny & Popi love their Hudson
Grandma reading to Hudson...So Precious!
Hudson loves his Uncle Adam So Much!
As you can see, Christmas was FULL of memories we will cherish forever!
The Lord has blessed us so much!
Until Next Time...