We had a fabulous Christmas. We started with our traditional - everyone in mom and dad's bed. This proved to be a challenge with our new home. The kids sleep down stairs and to get to our room they emerge from the basement right into the family room, right where Santa had laid out all the presents. We practiced the night before - running up the stairs right into mom and dad's room with only one small peek allowed. No, detours of any kind allowed. Jacee took her one peek but Jack ran right into our room without even looking - he is such an obedient boy.
Jacee writes a note to Santa every year - and this year he wrote back!
My mother-in-law told me when I married John that I needed to by him at least one toy every Christmas - this year it was a remote controlled helicopter.
Grama and Grampa got to stay with us this year - we love having them!
Maddie wanted a waitress cart and luckily Santa came through.
More bey-blades and launchers.
I think we wore out Grampa.
On Christmas eve we have a tradition of making gingerbread houses. I think they turned out great this year.
We always get a special visitor each Christmas eve who gives out one present to the kids - of course it's pjs.
Jacee got an electric scooter this year. One good thing about no snow is she could go outside for a trial run.
The kids left carrots for the reindeer outside this year. Luckily the reindeer found them and nibbled on a few.
We wore out dad also.
I got some dr. pepper jammies from our AF family. They know me so well!
Santa always brings something for Jackson to build. This set builds a bunch of cars/planes and other things.
Our darling kids by the tree.
John showing off his Christmas socks he wore to church.
We had such a wonderful Christmas. My husband works so hard to make it the best day of the year. Thanks honey - you rock! Lover you.