Disclaimer: A million photos to follow. I tried to edit...but I'm not one for editing anything:) I did leave them smaller than normal, though, so the post didn't seem so overwhelming. Okay, who am I kidding...it's overwhelming...but enjoyable just the same. Here's our Christmas journey.
Christmas #1- Hubs' extended family
Mommy/T cookie making
B cookie eating (her cookies of course)
Christmas #2 - All the Aunts, Uncles & Grandparents on both sides (except my brother who came later that night)
it was madness!
My parents (aka Grams & Granddad)
opening their light sabers
T & B exchanging gifts...so cute!
The ladies (Grams, Aunt Cindy, Mimi, me, Aunt Noelle and B)
The Guys (minus Uncle Brian) Granddad, Papa, Uncle Brent, T, Daddy& Uncle Jay
Christmas #3 - Christmas Eve at our house
Pre-slumber preparations for Santa with T
T's message to Santa...straight from his mouth through my hand (but he did write his name)
Post-kid adult fun (too much) playing LRC
Me and my "moms"
Tebowing for Jesus
Christmas #4 - Christmas Day - my loves with their matching PJs waiting on the steps
Checking out what Santa ate
love that the kids look like they're opening together
Uncle Brian unveiling the big Santa present...a new bike for T!
he had to try it out immediately!
big gift (and the other gift he asked for repeatedly) a remote-controlled monster truck
B with her big gift (reminds me of my trips to the dentist or doctor)
B in her PBK anywhere chair from Grams & Granddad
B surrounded by her loot
Christmas #5 - Dinner at Great Grandma Neidas
Great Grandma Neida, the gracious host
Christmas #6 - Hotel fun with my extended family (our family is so HUGE we can only celebrate in a hotel party room...it's true)
B's make-shift bathtime in the hotel sink
Uncle Brian came with us for the hotel fun
Annual family bowling
My Uncle, and a Granddad to 6 and 1 on the way (doesn't he look exactly like my Dad?!)
B and his "cousin"...actually my cousin's daughter, Arley. They have since demanded additional playdates
This year we headed back to the north pole on our local north pole express. T was very excited to see Santa, Mrs. Clause and have "warm chocolate" (he gets mad when we call it hot chocolate because he doesn't like it hot...lol). We enjoyed spending time with our family and our good friends the Frantz family. We truly enjoy this tradition.