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Christmas Morning with the Braedley’s and Glasgow’s

Christmas is hands down my favourite time of year. Despite the fact that I’m not the biggest fan of winter, Christmas makes the whole season worth it. This year, my husband and I spent the holiday with his side of the family in Truro. We had our niece and nephews to spend time with, which made the holiday that much more exciting as Santa was expected to arrive. Their scout Elf had been keeping a watchful eye all month, and he must have reported an excellent review to the North Pole because Christmas morning was filled with an incredible amount of presents.

At 7:00am that morning, I could hear little voices coming from downstairs, eager to run to the tree. For the first time in years, I looked out the window and snow was falling softly. A white Christmas! As the adults in the house slowly rose and made coffee, my niece couldn’t wait to rummage through her stocking and get started! Throughout the morning, everyone took turns opening presents as they were passed out by the children. There were many shocked and happy faces, which were fun for me to capture. After the presents and breakfast had finished, the children were off to their other grandparents’ house for more festivities. While we stayed and sorted through our presents, we had the best part of Christmas to look forward to; turkey dinner! The stuffing and gravy are my favourite, and take home leftovers are always a must. (After I finish this post, I’m going to go heat some up).

It’s hard to believe that another year has gone by. I am always reminded when I visit with the children, because they are getting so big! When you see them only a few times a year, it really makes a difference. The youngest is already running around the house and climbing up on anything he can.

As the year comes to an end, I have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for my families and their health, my husband, my loveable puppy dogs, my friends near and far, and for my own wellbeing. I hope that 2014 will be just as good as 2013 and if it happens to be better, I’ll take it!

Happy Holidays to you and your families, may 2014 bring you happiness and love.



Truro, Nova Scotia

  • Kate Braedley

    Stefanie, these are such beautiful photos!!! You are so talented, and I feel lucky to be able to appreciate your pictures of our niece and nephews :) Hope you and James had a wonderful holiday,

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