Christmas was fantastic this year!! I believer everyone received what they wanted because no one was upset about anything.
We kicked our celebration time off by having a yummy ham dinner on Christmas Eve and then we took the kids to see Tangled again. Second time but just as good. However, what do you know but Andrew had to go potty at the exact same time both times we saw the movie. What are the odds. So there is at least 5-7 minutes of that movie that I still have not seen. Oh well. Then that evening, we opened up the Christmas jammies. Andrew was so mad when he saw clothes in his box and not a toy. Which in turn made me a little peeved. I think he's a bit too spoiled. Totally mine and Barry's fault. However after he saw what Brooklyn had he was super excited and insists on wearing his slippers every night.
This was the best picture I could get. Brooklyn doesn't Believe on posing for the camera at the appropriate times.
Christmas morning was great Brooklyn got lots of fun girly toys. And, Andrew got lots of fun boy toys, crayons, and games. Santa brought Barry an electric dill and a weed whacker. No more excuses for not cutting the lawn around the fence or swing set!!! I got the best gifts ever, an elliptical machine and a signed Deron Williams Jersey!!! My brother Craig was soooo jealous and insisted I take it off and have it framed immediately.
We headed over to my parents for dinner and the traditional exchanging of gifts. We got some great things from our family members and personalized beach towels from my parents. We had a great time celebrating their first Christmas in their new house. We had plenty of room for all of us to sit in one large circle plus plenty of room for the young ones to run around. Plus I got an awesome purse from my sister Kris!!
This is a picture of all the grand kids!! 16 Total and 17 by Valentines Day thanks to Wendy and Ryan :)
Finally, the best part of the day was celebrating our Saviors Birthday. How lucky are we that we have such an example to live up too. I am so grateful that this is the purpose for Christmas. It's amazing to know all that he taught, learned, and did for us in his short existence on this Earth. I am so grateful for his sacrifice for me that I can repent, and have an eternal family. What an amazing gift!!
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