The purpose of this blog is to capture some of the high lights and low lights of just normal day to day life. Our life is loud, busy, and fast, but we love it!


Merry Christmas- part 1

Merry Christmas! 
 Here are some highlights and D'Amato traditions!

Christmas Eve.  The girls are in bed, the presents are ready to be opened, and we are excited to bless the heck out of them.  You can see each of the girls receive three gifts.  

Stocking are full...and a bit overflowing.  It was the year of books in the stockings this year.  The stockings are all made by my mom with love.  

The Little People nativity has been under the tree and before the older two go to bed they set it up on the table.  The green paper pieces are "hay" that the girls receive when we notice good behavior, kindness, thinking of others, obedience, etc.  Baby Jesus is not put in the manger until they are in bed and he lays on all their good deeds.

Our menu...such good food!

Coming down the stairs AFTER 7am...yes, that's right folks!  We tell them if they wake they have to wait. 

Nope, no presents yet.  They head straight for the table because they know Baby Jesus is there and it's time for CAKE!  They sing Happy Birthday to Jesus and have a traditional piece of Christmas cake!

Happy girl!!!

Serving cake, but having none.  Self restraint...only way I am going to get the pre-baby body ALL the way back!


Just shoving it in!  

Ok, now we are ready for presents!
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