Christmas miracle.

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I guess Christmas miracles do happen! This year we were unaware of the school holiday release and expected to get Brandon’s son as scheduled. We had made plans for this past weekend, Friday we would all go out to Gatti Land and play arcade games with Brandon’s parents and his son, we would come home and sleep and Saturday when I got of work we would take Bryce to Santa Land to see the lights and displays and talk to Mr. Clause himself! Then we would come home and open his gifts from us and his Aunt Moo and uncle Thomas! Sunday would be a normal day and we would go to our family restaurant like we do every time we have Bryce and eat and then take him home after playing! Brandon and I were stoked until we were told the day of that we were not allowed to get him… Heartbreaking for the both of us.
Well Friday came and went with a horrible feeling in our house, I went to work Saturday like planned and around noon Brandon and his mom came to my store (I was in the back room with inventory) and I hear “MOMMMMM!” I turned around and saw little Bryce with a huge smile! I snatched him up in a big hug and kissed his tiny face! What a surprise!!! The greatest gift of all! After he left my store to go hang with Dad and Nana I cried tears of joy. Apparently there was a Christmas miracle and we were given Bryce for the weekend.
We were beyond happy, all of the plans we had told Bryce and planned out could still happen, and they did!

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Bryce at Santa Land.

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Picking out his gifts!

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His first photo with Santa!

Santa Land was fun if you didn’t mind mud on your boots! Bryce enjoyed all the cut out cartoon characters and was in awe of the Cars and Peter Pan display. The line for Santa was long an he really wasn’t a good looking Santa to begin with. We skipped Santa and took him to the mall Santa instead on Sunday! We went to Lins with Aunt Moo and Uncle Thomas and after a great time eating sushi and smuggling cookies into Megan’s purse from the buffet we left to open gifts. Bryce out of all gifts fell in love with a small hand fan. He pretended to cut off our limbs and giggled the entire time running with that thing. Even at night in bed we saw him playing with that light up fan.
He did so good with Santa on Sunday, he ran up to him an have him a high five an sat on his lap. He was a little shy, but I don’t blame him haha. After Santa we ate lunch and took him back to Seminole where we had dinner and opened the rest of his gifts from TinTin, Nana and Pa.
It was a great weekend almost exactly how we planned! I can’t wait till next year when we have him on actual Christmas and don’t have to have a early Christmas and a Santa Christmas.

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Merry and Bright.

Okay, so Christmas has never been my absolute favorite holiday as an adult. There comes a point in your life that your parents don’t get you toys, or clothes, or anything really because you’re beginning to grow up. You go from getting a room full of gifts from your parents and Santa to getting maybe one thing you might need. Christmas begins to take on a whole different meaning as you get older – being with family. And boy do I love being with my family.
Well this year is very different for any Christmas I’ve had. & I couldn’t be more excited! This year is the first year that I will be spending with a new family I’ve created. Sure- last year Brandon and I were together, but we decided to go separate ways for Christmas to be with our parents. However this year we are going to pull a double Christmas so we can spend it with both of our families! We will spend Christmas Eve with my family and Christmas Day with his. Sadly we won’t have Bryce this Christmas, he will be with his Momma and new baby brother! We will get him the next day at 6 (I believe) till school resumes in January! So our Christmas will be a little late, but still just as fun!
This year I’ve really stepped up my game, I’ve been actually taking time wrapping gifts and making them beautiful and presentable! I’m really into the solid brown wrapping paper and adding pizzazz with a big bow on top! I must say I am one proud step mama!

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This year now that Bryce is older we have been doing a lot of stuff for Christmas. He helped me put up the tree our last visit on Thanksgiving. And tomorrow we will be decorating our stockings! To me this is a tradition in my own family, when I was little my mom let us decorate our stockings with a certain theme (my sister was a reindeer, brother was a snowman, and I was a Christmas tree) we had these for as long as I can remember! Even when the pieces were falling off, we hung then up. This is what I want Bryce to remember when he gets bigger. Traditions. This year Bryce will decorate his stocking with a gingerbread man, Brandon will have a snowman, and I will stick with my Christmas Tree. And every year we will hang these up:)

I’m way excited- words can’t express how excited I am about this Christmas! We will be a family for the first time all together on this holiday. Brandon, Bryce and I! We even get him the entire day for New Years, I know the little guy is excited for that. He loves fireworks!

I can’t wait to be with my two guys when that clock strikes midnight. Because the moment 2014 starts is when our real time as a family begins, because that’s our year💍💛❤️

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