While I know most folks are already breaking out the heart-shaped confetti, I simply could not begin a new year without sharing a few of my favorite Christmas memories.

There were loads of snuggles and squeezes…

Christmas memories | perfectly imperfect

Christmas memories | perfectly imperfect

Christmas memories | perfectly imperfect

The most lounge-y, restful vegging you ever did see.

Christmas memories | perfectly imperfect

Christmas memories | perfectly imperfect

Some gift opening,

Christmas memories | perfectly imperfect

uncle lance is a cake pop genius!

and immediate experimenting with said gifts.

Christmas memories | perfectly imperfect

There were gifts that took us completely by surprise (like when we gave Matt a ski trip that he’s been begging for for 3 years!)

Christmas memories | perfectly imperfect

And on Christmas day, we gathered and Celebrated.

Christmas memories | perfectly imperfect

We drank lots of hot chocolate, marshmallows dripping out of tiny teacups.

We ate oversalted meat (oops) and perfect chili (got that one right).

Christmas memories | perfectly imperfect

Christmas memories | perfectly imperfect

We rang in the new year with sausage balls & Kung Fu Panda Holiday, content to trade in our heels and blazer for pj’s.

Christmas memories | perfectly imperfect

We stayed up late and (most of us) slept in.  Some of us may have watched 2 seasons of Bones.

It was a beautiful, lazy, perfect renewal.

We are ready for His new year.

Happy 2013, my fellow trailblazers.  I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us all.

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