Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Christmas eve was a really fun day! We started the morning with a pedicure, a special treat from my mom. It was wonderful!!!
Then we did a little shopping just my mom, sister and I. We picked up Paw Paw and went to lunch. My dad and Grandma always go shopping and go to lunch on Christmas eve, but this year we got to meet up with them at the mall to visit Santa. It was a long wait so I took some pictures while we waited.
We got some good pictures then afterwards that Santa was flirting with my Grandma. Yes, she is beautiful, but that is her husband right behind her. I guess Santa didn't look over his books very well.
After the pictures we went shopping for a bit. I love this one of Alayna and my mom
It was an outdoor mall so we had to stop and treat the kids to some hot chocolate
After shopping we met my dad at the skating rink, but it was closed although we could still get in the rink. The kids went in and played a little bit and had some fun.

My dad took this great family picture of usThat night we relaxed, opened a present or two
Before bed all the children put out some reindeer food and some cookies and milk for Santa
Cookies for Santa, but Jack thought they were cookies for him.

I love this one.


Happy Birthday Jesus!

Santa arrived and ate the cookies. He left some goodies too!

Alayna was the first up and when we brought her in our room she woke up Taylynn and Preston. It didn't take Taylynn but 4 seconds to realize it was finally Christmas morning.

We headed down stairs and the excitement began. Actually everyone is quite mellow and they first walk around and look at everything then they finally sit down and check out all the goods Santa brought.

Since this Christmas was on a Sunday we had to quickly get ready for church then head out the door. I love it when Christmas ends up on Sunday, the service was beautiful and so was the music.

When we got back to the house my Grandparents came over and My brother's family came from Springfield. It was great to have everyone together and it was my first time meeting my brothers daughter Kaitlyn. She is about 6 weeks earlier than Chandler, so the two of them are going to have lots of fun in the future.

We had a wonderful prime rib dinner and then opened some presents.

It was a wonderful Christmas! A wonderful LIFE!