Hard to believe Christmas came & went as fast as it did. We had a lot going on this December with moving & getting settled... and before we knew it, it was Christmas Eve, starting with a Christmas Eve toast! CHEERS!
We've always do our gifts Christmas Eve & the kids could hardly wait!
We got an awesome snowman measuring stick Brandon made in school... & Melanie made me a votive holder that had a sweet poem inside that is sure to bring tears to my eyes as I reread it in years to come. Those teachers come up with some of the most creative gifts each year!
The kids are always so excited with the gifts they pick out for me... I seem to get a lot of candles from them! Good thing I really like candles!
We always do a special Christmas Eve dinner which is some sort of lamb... this year it was lamb chops.
Christmas morning was quite beautiful with a gentle snow falling in the valley...
... and apparently Santa found our house!
The excitement of Christmas morning... nothing quite like it & the look of surprise & excitement when they see something they asked for from Santa... priceless!
Brandon got his BB Gun & snow shoes...
& Melanie got her boy baby (the brother for her doll from last year) & a double stroller for the twins!
Brandon was eager to try out his new BB gun... so after breakfast, the boys headed outside...... and no... he didn't shoot his eye out! (Even though it is an official Red Ryder BB Gun!)
The Cousins... ready for Gram's wonderful Christmas dinner!