We had a lovely Christmas, which was even more special with Ellie around this year. We spent Christmas Eve at my parents' house, exchanged our Secret Santa gifts, and Ellie went down for a nap while we watched Harry Potter and drank homemade butter beer. It was quite magical. On Christmas Day, Israel and I hosted a little brunch at our house and my parents, Renae and Justin, and Bekah came. Later, we went to my parents' house again and enjoyed the evening with John and Lavina.
Our New Year's Eve was pretty mellow, as to be expected with a tiny baby. I was also recovering from being sick, so Israel and I spent the evening inside and watched tv while Ellie slept. At midnight, Israel and I stepped outside for a minute to light some sparklers and fireworks in the snow.