What another wonderful holiday spent with family. My parents, brother (Dylan), and grandma were in town from December 23 - January 5. Seems like such a long time... but, it seriously flew by. Just like it always does. The excitement to see them pull up... and the sadness when watching them drive off. But, I'm thankful for the days that were spent together.
It was nice having my family come in before Christmas this year. That way we were able to do a few of our family traditions.
A few traditions on Christmas Eve/Christmas are:
1. Christmas Eve breakfast, and cookie bake (Gotta bake Santa something special).
2. Christmas Eve PJ's, and Christmas Eve baskets (instead of the Christmas Eve gift that we've always done).
3. Evening church service (this year the boys where sick with fevers, so we didn't attend)
4. Christmas morning we immediately open presents... we don't do anything before. It takes everything in us to wait that long! ha. Then we get ready, start cooking, and wait for the rest of the family to head over.
Here are the Christmas Eve baskets for the boys. PJ's, books, DVDs, iTunes gift cards, toys, coloring books with crayons, etc.
On Christmas Day, my brother, uncle, aunt, and cousins came over. We had so much fun! Seriously, my favorite Christmas to date!
Here are the immediate cousins. Yep. I'm the only girl on my side of the family.
Grant took the picture, so he wasn't in it. :( Next year we are buying a tripod.
Perfect ending to the perfect day...
A new year... and new goals to accomplish. I LOVE goal setting and completing!