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January 16, 2018

Vivienne’s First Christmas | Jen Araya Photography

I can’t help but relive Vivienne’s First Christmas and our first Christmas as a family of three!  Sean and I were so excited to celebrate with Vivienne.  We talked about what traditions we want to start doing each year with her and had not decided what yet.  We will figure them out as we go!  One tradition we did was to make sure we purchased The Night Before Christmas to read to her on Christmas Eve.  I had searched high and low for these reindeer PJ’s that I got from Target because they were SO CUTE!!!!!  They initially didn’t have her size but it must have been meant to be as I ended up finding her size.  We know she won’t remember this Christmas but we will!

I think I was up before she was up.  I had zero expectations with the day and I was going to go with the flow.  Vivienne was a super happy baby Christmas morning as you can see from the photos.  To my surprise, she loved banging on the gifts.  She sort of ripped the paper but not really.  It was a reaction I was not expecting.

Santa gave her a wagon!!  Cant’ wait to stroll around this summer at the beach in her Radio Flyer!  She also got a walker and jumper which she LOVES.  It’s so fun to see her develop and learn/know what to do.

By the way, I forgot to mention that we HOSTED Christmas for the VERY FIRST TIME, with a baby.  What was I thinking?  I was so excited to host a big holiday.  Enjoy a few of my favorites!  Forgot to get a photo of us all dressed up but it was a fun busy day.  At least we got one in our Pj’s.

Xoxo, Jen Araya

Getting our first Christmas tree together as a family of three!

She loved Santa this year, will see how it goes in the next couple of years.

Kisses for mama!

She loves her cousin Ryan!  Ryan LOVES Vivienne!

Mommy and me matching hats!  She was as excited as I was!

We had a white Christmas this year!

Very special that my grandparents get to experience being Great Grandparents.  Moments I will always treasure.  They LOVE seeing Vivienne!

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