Our first Christmases through the years

My husband and I shared our first Christmas together two days after we got married, exactly six months and two days from the day we met. Yes, we got married two days before Christmas in 2004.

Since then we’ve had many other “First” Christmases.

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Our first Christmas with our dog Snoop, first Christmas together as a family Austin.

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First Christmas with our daughter…

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And last year, our first Christmas in our new home, and with our sweet son.

Each memory is so special and holds a special place in my heart. This will be our tenth Christmas together, but in so many ways it still feels like the first.

The first time we have two kids who will both be able to tear open their own gifts on Christmas morning.
The first time we pick out a real tree (assuming I can convince my husband).
The first time in several years that we will both have the night before Christmas and Christmas day off from work.
The first time I’ll get to see their eyes light up as we visit new light displays.
The first time we will make a gingerbread house as a family of four.
The first time I’ll attempt to make coordinating Christmas outfits for both of our kids.

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I try to take video, make a special craft with them that marks the year, and of course take lots of pictures. I can’t wait to take them all out and look at them each year. I actually may start making photo books for each Christmas.

If it’s your baby’s first Christmas and you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate you can check out the special Baby’s First Christmas events happening at Babies R Us. They’re going to have story time, crafts, and giveaways. You can find your local Babies R Us here and try to attend either this Saturday the 15th or next Saturday the 22nd.

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A baby’s first Christmas is so exciting and special. For Lil’ J I didn’t go all out with sparkly new gifts. I got a few things I knew she’d like, and I didn’t torture myself about wrapping since I knew she’d enjoy shredding it all anyway. Big T was a little more spoiled for first Christmas, but he was a little bit older and into a little more than just the wrapping paper.

Ms Claus tutu dress Although both of our babies’ first Christmases are behind us, they’re moments I’ll always cherish. But if I’m going to be completely honest… Each year has just gotten better and better.

What are you looking forward to or do you remember from your baby’s first Christmas? Are you impressed with the evolution of our pictures? Ha!

*This post was sponsored by BabyCenter in partnership with Babies R Us. BRU First Christmas


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6 Comments

  1. We a new baby for the 4th time this year and I’m looking forward to the pictures and they way his eyes light up at the Christmas tree. It’s so special

  2. I can’t even remember Kal’s first Christmas… that’s how lame I am. Ha ha! I’ll have to go back and look at pics. This is the first year we’re really getting him big gifts and celebrating for reals because he’s old enough to remember! Can’t slack off anymore! 🙂

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