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Christmas 2013 with the Nuffers

I have to say that I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!  However, this year I was in survival mode.  I'm in the first trimester of my LAST pregnancy and I am exhausted- like I feel like I have taken really strong pain meds that make me want to knock out instantly all. day. long.  It's insane how tired I am this time around.  And, of course, there's the nausea and indigestion.  There's just nothing pretty, lovely or easy about the first trimester.  Anyway, I have really felt guilty that I haven't done as much with the boys this year like I normally do, but there's no reason to be guilty because it's all for a FANTASTIC cause (which the boys are super excited about) and they still had a really nice Christmas.  So I am going to focus on all the fun WE DID HAVE this year, instead of all the things I didn't get around to!  Here it goes-

First, we started a new tradition of wrapping 24 Christmas books so the boys could take turns opening one every night leading to Christmas.  The boys loved this!  They fought in the beginning over who would open a book each night, but then they got the hang of taking turns.  Jackson often gave his turn to Austin, just because.  He's such a sweet boy and a GREAT big brother!   Great Grandpa and Grandma Nuffer helped us out this year and sent the boys a couple new Christmas books to add to our collection next year.  Thank you, Grandma and Grandpa Nuffer!!  
This tradition will definitely happen again next year!

One of the blessings of being "sick" this year was that Jackson and Austin got to decorate the tree all by themselves!  ...well as far as they could reach anyway, daddy helped them with the tippy-top.  They did a fantastic job!  Seriously, I was really impressed!

Here they are just enjoying what they created-  
Man, how I love these boys!

It was the first year Jackson wrote his letter to Santa all. by. himself.  I love love love letters to Santa in a child's handwriting!  Unfortunately, I wasn't thinking and I did NOT keep his letter.  My heart breaks thinking about this.  I'm so disappointed.  At least I have this picture to remember his first personal handwritten letter to Santa-

Next, it was St. Nick's Day!  Both boys were on Santa's "good list" because Santa's elves picked up their letters and left them treats (and not rocks).  Phew!  The boys were excited to check out what the elves left them.

Thankfully, I bought tickets to The Polar Express BEFORE I was expecting (because my sheer exhaustion wouldn't have done it this year), but it was such a magical experience.  Truly.  We went a few years ago when Jackson was only 4 months old and it was... how should I say... totally LAME compared to this year's trip.  The boys were all smiles and Jackson was fascinated with one of the elves, but even more so with Santa.  It was such a good time!

Polar Express 2008- Look how cute my biggest boy was when he was tiny.  So so cute!

Polar Express 2013
Waiting to board the train-

Austin talking with Santa.  He wasn't too sure about Santa this year, he just kept staring at him, unless Santa was talking to him, then Austin would look away and ignore him.  Good thing Santa knows Austin's a very good boy despite how shy he was that night.

Jackson watched Santa come through our train compartment as soon as he arrived.  He wouldn't take his eyes off of him, and he was NOT shy when Santa got him.  Jackson loved Santa, and even said talking to Santa was his favorite part of the ride.

I have to add this picture because it's hilarious.  I don't know what he was doing or what he was saying, but Austin's face is adorable!

And then the big night came and Santa came!!!

Despite how icky I felt it was a really nice Christmas.  
Merry Christmas friends, from the Nuffers.


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