I hope that you all have had a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful beginning to your New Year! I finally had some time to sit down and get the photographs from our holidays off my camera. I’m sad to say that I didn’t get it out as much as I wish I had…but I was in the moment and that’s just as nice.
Round one Christmas was with my paternal Grandparents. We didn’t get to attend the full family version this year because of a sick kiddo, so we had a smaller celebration with them a few days afterwards. I have to admit that while I missed seeing everything, the small – informal Christmas was very relaxing and fun.
My 80 y.o. Grandfather making biscuits for the Christmas dressing. He follows his Mother’s recipe and mixes by hand just like she did. THIS is one of my most cherished parts of every year. I have no idea why but I LOVE to go watch him make the biscuits.
These two had their first chance to open gifts together and I absolutely loved watching them help each other and “ooh and aww” over their presents.
We had my husbands family over for Christmas Eve and I didn’t get my camera out. I wish I could be more upset about it but we had such a wonderful evening celebrating with our family and really being present together that I’m okay with it.
Christmas Day we had our own little celebration and then hosted my side of the family.
First the kiddos got to check out their Santa gifts and stockings. Landon got this cozy coupe truck from his Grandpa Carl and Kimaw – Daddy had FUN putting it together late into the night Christmas Eve! LOL
Time to open our round three – Christmas morning as a family gifts!!
We had a hard time dragging the boy away from his basketball hoop to open more presents!
The girl on the other hand is always ready for the next one 😉
I love his face…he was so overwhelmed and happy, he didn’t know quite what to do.
Then it was time to get dressed, restock the tree…and do it all again with our extended family!!!
Just a few faces we love and enjoyed spending Christmas day with…
We really were so blessed this season to celebrate the birth of our Savior with so many wonderful people we loved. Our kiddos of course loved being spoiled rotten for Jesus’s birthday — we didn’t mind it either. It was a fabulous Christmas, I’d go as far as saying our best YET!