Christmas in Nebraska | Denver Wedding and Portrait Photographer

Merry Christmas!

After my Thanksgiving Blog was so popular, I decided to do the same for Christmas.  My husband and I spent 10 days with our families in Nebraska over the holidays this year, and here is a run down of events!

We spend Christmas Eve with my family.  That morning I did a quick photoshoot with my cousins. My Aunt wanted snowy photos, it was a cold one! The afternoon was spent cooking, getting the table ready and playing games. I love decorating for Christmas, something I’ve picked up from my mother… she has 5 Christmas trees!

There are a few traditions at our house. First, STOCKINGS! You’ve got to get socks and undies for Christmas. Second, mom has a tree full of Cambells Soup Ornaments, she’s been collecting them for years! Third, we eat in the Dining Room off the Christmas China, and always have Grandma Ethel’s Mashed Potatoes… yum! And lastly, we always put together puzzles. 5 to be exact this year. It seems these tiny piece puzzles are our favorites lately.

After dinner it’s time to open “presies”, as they’ve come to be known. Amber picks from the pile, and passes out accordingly. Here is Aaron opening his gift from her, she sews (and bakes and knits and croquets). This year Aaron got a sort of Hugh Hefner-eque pajama set with cowboy hats all over it…. which of course he LOVED!

Then I’ve got a shot of him in his PJs playing Pinball Machine. Attempting to beat Gramps record of 6.8 million… its an ongoing goal for many in the family!

This is the whole Potts clan, plus Margarita, our adopted international student from the College where my Mom works. She hangs out with us during the holidays when she cannot return to Columbia… and comes over whenever the dorms get old!

And what holiday celebration isn’t complete without a bottle of bubbles?

On Christmas Day Aaron and I go to his parents house (3 blocks away). And again, since I love Christmas decoration, here is a bit of what Denise had going on…

Denise LOVES making pretty candies, and I LOVE eating them… the peanut buttery ones.

Before dinner we all went to the movies – True Grit was the flick. Here is the Fisher crew!

And incase you missed the previous Wordless Wednesday post, here are our kitties.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!