Meet the Sullivans: December 2018

December 28, 2018

Christmas 2018

Happy Christmas! We're days out from the holiday and we're all in that weird place between Christmas and New Years where we don't quite know what to do with ourselves. We've been keeping busy though, with all the boys new toys and lots of cleaning, and of course beginning to pack up the Christmas decorations. Before we move on to 2019, here is a little bit of our Christmas 2018 memories...

This Christmas was one of the best ones I've ever had. The boys were so into all the magic and fun, and now that Luke is starting to understand it all a bit he's enjoying himself more.

On Christmas Eve we hung out at home and did a little more baking. Luke "helped" me make sugar cookies (this is the recipe I always use) and we finished up the Cracker Toffee Bars (also known as Christmas Crack).


These were 100% amazing and I will totally make them again for Christmas!

Our Christmas card this year! I slacked on getting family photos taken this year, but still wanted to send a card, so I took the pictures myself. I wish I had tried to get pictures of the boys outside, because it was hard to get anything good inside. I think the card still turned out pretty adorable though! Oh, and our cards were from Costco and only cost around $34 for 50. What a deal!

We made it to church this year but only lasted until the gospel because Luke wanted to climb over the pew in front of us. Hoping next year we'll make it a little longer, but thankful we got to be there at all this year. We had a nice dinner at Keith's mom's house with all his brothers and sisters and all our nieces and nephews!


On Christmas morning Owen woke up first and Keith and I tried for a while to stall him with a game of Monopoly until Luke woke up. When Luke came down we finished up the game and moved on the gifts.

Owen ripped through his gifts pretty quickly and seemed to be really excited about his new black series storm troopers, but the harmonica from Santa has proved to be his real favorite, as he takes it everywhere and loves to play it all day long. Luke is dying to get his hands on it too.


Luke took his time with opening his gifts. It can be really overwhelming for little kids to open everything all at once. He really really loves his new car garage from Santa! They got so many new cool toys, and we're just enjoying working our way through all of them!

We had a nice slow morning with gifts, breakfast and coffee and mimosas! Keith and I gave the boys scooters this year so we headed out to the park for a bit before nap time.

 
After nap time we headed over to my grandpa's house for Christmas with my side of the family. Honestly, both sides of our family are "my/our family" but it's easier to describe it this way. You get it.

Lukey was pleased to see all the gifts under the tree! In the days leading up to Christmas, as I put more and more wrapped gifts under the tree, Luke became totally in love with the presents. He loves talking about them, looking at them and discussing them with anyone he could get to sit with him by the tree. He didn't try to open them, but asked again and again when he could. 

 I tried to get more photos this year than I have in the last few years and I just love this one of my grandpa (can you believe he's 92, almost 93?) and the boys together. Sometimes I barely take any pictures because I get caught up in them looking just right, but then I feel bummed later when I look back and only have one or two. Next year (just a few days away!) I'm focusing on taking, and probably sharing, more photos even if they aren't the prettiest.

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas with the people you love!

Christmases past: | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 |