Monday, January 4, 2016

3 Christmases

We are very fortunate to be able to celebrate Christmas 3 times--at our house and with both of our families.  This year could not have turned out any smoother--and we are very thankful!  First, we started out at the Hensons.

Sam showing off his new soccer stuff with the "control move."   

All the girl cousins

 Next up...the McDaniels

Leigh and Millie Ruth accidentally matched!

game time

My May and Bo Bo and their 7 soon to be 8!!!!

The theme at their house was big!  Sam loved his Death Star beanbag.

Zeb opening the only gift he asked for--a waffle iron!

 Sam made me a very special candle at school!  He carefully placed it under My May's tree so it could be a surprise for me!  Love this thoughtful boy!  (And this is the only Christmas picture I have of me from the entire week!)

We had a lovely Christmas Eve service at church and came home to eat jambalaya and make Santa some cookies.  Zeb's parents came home after church with us!  They also stayed and helped wrap presents!  I won't even tell you what time we were in bed on Christmas Eve because it will make everyone jealous!

I forgot until we got home from church just how anxious Sam gets about going to bed on Christmas Eve.  It was this same way last year.  He is ready for bed by 6:00.  Thanks to modern technology we were able to show him that Santa was in South America--didn't help much!

Christmas morning

 Leigh has worn this scarf every day since Christmas!  She is not going to like having to wear a uniform tomorrow!

 After a fun morning of just the 5 of us, we had some both sets of our parents and a friend over for brunch.  We hung out the rest of the day playing games and playing with new toys.   That evening my parents, grandmother, and another friend came over for a nontraditional steak and shrimp dinner!  

My dad and Sara Beth got into a really long chess game!
And the next day we I crashed!  We are very thankful for such a wonderful Christmas, but we are most thankful for the Reason we celebrate Christmas.

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