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Christmas 2018 | CSC Photography - Personal | Cleveland, VA

As most of you probably know, Christmas is my favorite time of the year!

I love the music, the food, the fellowship... and the presents.

I love that there is such a special season to gather and celebrate the birth of Jesus, whether that be through family dinners, work holiday parties, choir concerts, or church services.

Now, it's December 28th, and I'm beginning to accept the fact that Christmas is behind us... at least for 2018.

How does that line from "Elf" go again?

It's only 364 days until Christmas!

Believe me, that was my thought the day after Christmas, and I'm counting down the days until Christmas 2019 (361 days)... and until I listen to Christmas music again (who am I kidding... I listen to "Baby It's Cold Outside" almost everyday)!

Anyway, here's a brief overview of my Christmas and Christmas Eve.

On Christmas Eve, I always go to my grandmother's house to spend time with my father's side of the family... but, we can't leave without taking a family picture in front of the tree.

At my grandmother's house, we have Christmas Eve lunch and exchange gifts Secret Santa style (we draw names on Thanksgiving and shop for one person).

Lauren and I open one gift from our parents on Christmas Eve... I was hoping it was pajamas because I didn't bring any of my good pajamas back from school...

.... Lauren was less excited about the present... mostly because she doesn't like to match with me.

Christmas morning starts with gift exchanges between my immediate family. Later, my grandfather (on my mother's side) comes over for Christmas lunch, and we exchange gifts with him.

I bet you didn’t know my grandfather is actually Santa (without all the cookies)

And here's some "behind the scenes" from our Christmas tree decorating...

Well, it's crazy to think that this was my last blog post of 2018. But, I hope you had a wonderful and joyous holiday season, and I'll see you in the new year.

*Also, thanks to my mom for taking the majority of these pictures... and Lauren for taking the one of my with the ornaments.

See you soon,

Caitlin S. Cornett

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