Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

We had an absolutely WONDERFUL Christmas this year. We started the festivities off on Christmas Eve. Travis's mom came over midday. We made yummies, cookies and chocolate covered pretzels. While the girls took a nap, Travis and I ran an errand to pick up a VERY special Christmas present for the girls. :)

After we got home, we all got ready for church. I just LOVE church on Christmas. The carols in candle light...ahh! LOVE THEM!

After church, we ate brisket, baked potatoes and corn on the cob. Finally, it was time to open some goodies that Grammy brought us and give her her gifts.

After Grammy left, the girls got on their PJs, put out cookies for Santa and we put them in bed. Santa put the gifts out and Travis and I exchanged gifts. Can I just say, the boy did good this year!? He got me a Judith March dress and this GORGEOUS Michael Kors watch. I was shocked...and over the moon...and so undeserving. I love our little tradition of exchanging after the girls were in bed. It's so fun!

Christmas morning, we had to set an alarm to beat the girls to the living room. So, we got up at 5:30 am. Travis woke the girls up and brought them out to the living room.

After the excitement set in (which I obviously didn't capture on video) the girls opened the rest of their gifts from Santa and decided on a name for that little guy: Gus. :)

We ate breakfast, put together played with toys, watched a movie and packed for Honey's. Catherine won the prize for the first Christmas meltdown of 2011. She won: A NAP!

About noon, we headed to Hot Springs. We were spoiled again down there and had a yummy dinner of steaks. My mom always gets poppers for everyone to open after dinner. Everyone gets a trinket, some jokes and a crown. :) Nice family pic!

We had such a wonderful Christmas and are so blessed to get to spend so much time with our family. Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!

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