Santa & Christmas :: 2019

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It was a great year for Santa pics!  The boys were prepped about seeing Santa for about 2 weeks prior to the photos, and they went in prepared with what they were going to ask for and to let them know they have “been good”.

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Husband & I did our annual holiday trip to NYC.  We are both so sad that Barney’s is closing its doors :(, but we got to dine at The Polo Bar which was delightful, and of course saw a show.

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Our friends invited us to the Grand Floridan at Disney to have a Christmas dinner and enjoy all the wonderful decor, it was truly magical!

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Then we did our third annual trip to the North Pole on the Polar Express!

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We baked cookies for all of our cookie parties!

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We saw the Broadway Musical of Aladdin:

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And spent Christmas Day at Grandma and Grandpa’s house in Lakeland with our cousin, Luca!

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It was a Merry Christmas indeed for these Dietrich boys!  Hope you all had a wonderful holiday! Now it’s time for a NEW YEAR!


Oh, Christmas Tree! 2019

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No lie.  Our tree was up before Thanksgiving, and right now I’m having severe anxiety that it might not make it to Christmas Day without going complete brown and losing all of it’s needles…

But like all the years before, it filled the entire house with the most wonderful of smells and instantly brought all the magic of Christmas with it!  The boys were VERY interested in “helping” me decorate it, grabbing every single pricey glass ornament I own and wanting to place them ever-so-roughly on the lowest limb of the tree (EEEEEK!!! Deep breaths…).  I had to completely have an out of body experience and release control of the situation and just… let it be.

After they went to bed I was able to rearrange everything to where I felt more at peace., and we got some really sweet photos :)

Hey Santa, we are ready for you!