Third and Final Christmas

After a trip up north and some quality time at home, we celebrated a third and final Christmas with the Tucker side of the family!

Christmas at Home!

For the first time in a very long while, we were at our own home for Christmas, and it was glorious! We had the turkey dinner we missed on Thanksgiving while in Finland, the kids all played nicely, and Santa made it a special day!

A Pre-Christmas Christmas

This year, we started the Christmas festivities in CT – complete with great family, yummy food, rambunctious kids and good, ol’ gag gifts. It was a whirlwind weekend that, as a bonus, ended with some Star Wars and Frozen 2!

Hanging in Santa Claus Village

Santa Claus Village was a super fun place to be based for a couple days. While the activities like husky sleds, reindeers and snowmobiling were a thrill, the village itself had a lot to take in, too. Here’s what went down at the Arctic Circle.

Merry Christmas from the Family!

Hope everyone enjoys the holiday and new year festivities! It’s been one heck of a ride this year, and we’re looking forward to continuing the crazy in 2020!

Visiting Santa at the “North Pole”

While people may realize that Santa Claus comes from Finland, few get the chance to meet the big man near his home. We were fortunate enough to make the trek to his secret forest – Joulukka – outside the town of Rovaniemi (where we stayed at Santa Claus Village, of course). In what seemed like…

Santa Time!

It’s an annual tradition 8 years running to meet up with the ever-so-kind Santa at Pentagon City Mall. We surprisingly had the place to ourselves on a Saturday morning in November, so took full advantage of a fun, relaxed visit to share hopes and wishes. O wanted to advocate for his Buzz Lightyear toy but…

Christmas Fun 2018

It was another wonderful, chaotic Christmas filled with a lot of highs and perhaps a few tantrums. There were Lego kits, Matchbox cars, tons of Mickey and lots of surprises from Santa and throughout the day! It went by in a flash!

Christmas Eve 2018!

Another year older and another Christmas Eve in CT! The cousins were full of energy, as were the adults during the gag gifts, so the night flew by!