We had a most blessed and beautiful holiday. I mean really, really wonderful. No one was sick, dh was not on call, the family was all together…it was just lovely.
We spend Christmas Eve with dh’s family. We used to have the gathering at the Boy Scout Camp where my fil was ranger, but he retired last year so this year we were graciously allowed to party down at my sil’s church.
We arrived about an hour late as dh had to work a half day. Everyone had just about finished eating when we finally got there. This is my mom in the red and my dad in the brown jumpsuit on the right, talking with my bil. Yes I know I said this was dh’s side of the family, but we grew up together so my family joins in as well. :)
My sil is very sweet and somehow every year I manage to draw a girl’s name for a gift. :) Hey, I don’t get to go down the girly aisle of stores any other time lol! I drew my niece and got her some jewelry.
Christmas day we open our gifts at home and then head to my parent’s home. You many think I’m a bad mom, but I have no pics of our Christmas morning. On purpose. I instead was completely involved in the moment and have to say I enjoyed it even more without having to worry about getting a pic of everything.
My niece, her husband and those adorable twins (in their Elmo p.j.’s!) One of the twins was sitting by me at dinner, turned toward me and held out his arms to be picked up. I fainted with joy and pulled him right into my lap. Only to find out he was soaking wet lol. I didn’t care, it was still a precious moment. :) We had over 30 family members present this year and it was heaven on earth.
I lied. I did take one pic on Christmas morning. I had to!