Strawberry on Top: Sophie’s 1st Christmas

Sophie's First Christmas

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve taken a bit of a break for the holidays from posting recipes.  We are blessed that Adam usually saves up some vacation time and takes off from Christmas through New Year’s and we have lots of family time.  In light of that I thought I would share with you about our Christmas festivities. We had a wonderful 1st Christmas with Sophie! The weekend before Christmas, we went to visit my family in Nashville and she traveled wonderfully!! We had a blast playing games and laughing hysterically.

cookie decorating

We came back and had a “pajama day.” We stayed in our PJ’s all day long and it was one of the best days I’ve had in a long time! We played games and baked and decorated sugar cookies.  We ate our traditional spaghetti dinner and went and drove around looking at Christmas lights. It was wonderful!


Christmas Eve we continued our tradition of going to the movies and eating popcorn for lunch, Sophie even tagged along! We went to see Frozen and it was fantastic! You definitely need to go see it! She did great and actually watched the first half of the movie.  She only got fussy a couple times and I immediately got up with her and as soon as I stood up with her on the side of the theater near the entrance she calmed down.


Christmas morning was so fun! Santa brought Sophie some great gifts for when she gets a little older and we had fun staging some family pictures by using the timer on our camera. 😉 And that big bear came from my cousin and has been the biggest hit of Christmas! It’s so huge compared to her, it’s almost as big as Adam! We headed to my mom’s house and enjoyed a nice leisurely day watching Christmas movies and enjoying a delicious brunch!



Since Christmas we’ve been having some great family time. We went and painted pottery, Sophie wasn’t a big fan of getting her foot painted for the footprint, but it was still fun! And we’ve watched lots of movies and played games. What was your favorite thing you’ve done over Christmas break?



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  1. Sophie is so adorable, especially dwarfed by that bear. I’m glad to hear your Christmas went well, and I look forward to your returned posts in the New Year.

  2. pAT cHAFFIN SUPAK says:

    Thank you for sharing your pictures of Christmas. They are great. Sophie is just precious! Have a wonderful 2014.

  3. HaHa love the bear! What a wonderful Christmas with a family of three!
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  4. So adorable! She is just so precious! Happy New Year!

  5. awww what a little sweetie–it looks like you had a wonderful Christmas as a family 🙂
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