More baby firsts – Christmas and ringing in 2019

The baby firsts continue to happen. Luke experienced his first Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Christmas was definitely more exciting than New Year’s mainly because his parents are not really New Year’s Eve people.

We took on a whirlwind Christmas season this year and Luke attended four Christmases in four days. WOW!! Lots of family in a short amount of time. Luke was able to meet his uncles from Virginia for the first time, which was great.


The Devereaux clan

First came my mom’s family Christmas, which is called Devereaux Christmas. About 50 members of the Mildred Devereaux clan gathered at the Country Club in Laurens for food, fun and raising money for designated charities.

My mom is one of 10 children, so as you can imagine that makes a fairly big family. I think it was overwhelming for Luke since that was the first time he encountered most of my extended family. He did pretty well and even took a nap amidst all the chaos.


The Borkowski clan

Christmas #2 was with Rodney’s mom’s family, the Meyers. Luckily this was held at our house, so Luke didn’t have to endure any car seat time. Once again, Luke met a few new people and of course got A LOT of attention. This was the first time since Rodney and I got married that his whole immediate family was in one place (family picture time!!). Luke was able to meet his cousin Robert.

Christmas Eve we traveled to Omaha for our third celebration with my immediate family, the LeFebvres. It was a great time spent celebrating traditions that have been around for practically my whole life time and IMG_7016extended into Christmas morning. Luke was able to take in quality time with his grandparents, uncles, aunt and cousins.

Christmas #4 was with Rodney’s immediate family on the Borkowski farm outside of Manning. We celebrated with appetizers brought by all and opening presents.

All the Christmas festivities were wonderful, but we were grateful to be back home when they were over. It was such a blessing to be surrounded by family for four days. Thank you to all who gifted Luke with presents. He is pretty spoiled!!

I am sure next year will be a little more eventful as Luke will be mobile and keeping us on our toes even more than he did this year.

After all the Christmas celebrations, we wanted a low-key New Year’s Eve. We went out for supper and were asleep in our jammies before the ball dropped ringing in 2019.

Thank you to all who read Katie’s Korner. There will be more to come in 2019!!

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