Christmas with the Coles

Hi guys! Thought I’d give you a little inside look at our Christmas this year. We had four Christmas’ this year between both families & these pictures capture it perfectly because it shares the messy-ness, joy, and love it brought us this year. Having an (almost) five year old in the house means Christmas was serious business, particularly for mom, dad, Santa, and Charlie (our elf on the shelf). Charlie came up with some pretty creative ways to say good morning to Ella every day and I think it was just as fun for us as it was for her. Thanks for being willing to try just about everything Charlie 😉

One thing I was reminded of this Christmas was how much true joy it brings parents when they watch their kids light up. Nothing makes me more happy than seeing my kids happy, and that’s the truth!

I hope you all had a fun-filled & memorable Christmas with your families!

I’ll start with the messy/blurry/realistic/not-so-perfectly-captured pictures… because that’s real life over here most of the time.

p.s. ALL my daughter talked about was THIS barbie house… this particular one. It had to have the elevator, garage, and pool (it’s seriously been upgraded since I was a kid!) – her dream came true and she’s been glued it to it ever since! Thank you Santa!




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  • colleen K
    December 29, 2015

    Your family just could not be any cuter! I am due with my 2nd in a week or so and I just cannot to make our little girl a big sister so she can have a buddy like yours have!! Happy holidays!!


    • Melcali05
      December 31, 2015

      CONGRATS mama! Nothing is better than watching your little ones love each other- the BEST! Excited for you!!

  • andrea worley
    December 29, 2015

    What a beautiful Christmas with your family! love the pics!

    • Melcali05
      December 31, 2015

      Thank you girl! Hope you had a great Christmas as well!!!

  • Sarah
    December 30, 2015

    Love how candid this post is! It’s relatable and engaging!


    • Melcali05
      December 31, 2015

      Aw, thank you girl! Means a ton!

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Christmas with the Coles