Here's the recap of our Christmas: Spent Christmas Eve celebrating with a yummy lunch at Angela's house.
|One good lookin' tired bunch|
|Mom and Dad|
|Someone is excited about Christmas...|
Once we got home we tried to hit the sack early so that Santa could stop by. I didn't seem to get the memo and was up three or four times during the night....munching on peanut butter balls and peanut butter blossom cookies. I think I might have an eating disorder that appears once the sun sets. We knew E was going to have a hard time sleeping because he has been up for the last two weeks with Chrismas excitement. So, yes, this 16 year old was up at 3:30 am with dreams of ukelele's and paper boy hats in his head. Not sure where we found this kid;) He woke me up at 5:00 when he decided to get some cereal...he knew exactly what he was doing.
We opened our presents, walked the pups, and showered before heading up to my parents' house for breakfast and Round 3 of Christmas. The big hits of the morning at our house included a Garmin 410 for me, matching iPod Nano's for Rich and I, and a ukelele and e-reader/tablet for Evan. Breakfast at was fabulous and I think we made off with at least half of Rockfish Gap Outfitter's Northface collection thanks to my Mom and Dad:) Hailey got dropped off so she could get her Santa gifts from Grandma and Papa and Mike.
|Country ham rolls|
|Big eaters and my big jug of apple cider vinegar water;)|
|Thanks Grandma and PaPa|
|Doggie blanket from Daddy|
|Hailey and Mike reading about Jingle the husky pup!|
|"Jingle was just what I wanted!"|
|Kindle Fire and new vest!|
|Dad getting into his gifts|
|I think we like purple:)|
|2nd jacket of the morning:)|
|Can't imagine what I'd need a thermos for? COFFEE.|
|Mom, Dad, Gracie and Holly|
|Mom and Holly|
|Dad and Gracie|
Round 4- Hailey came back to our house to see what Santa left her! I think she was shocked when she saw the enormous dollhouse and I was shocked that she needed a stool to reach the 4th floor nursery! It was a shame that we didn't have much time to play before it was time to head to Round 5- Mimi's house. Is your head spinning yet? It was only 12:30 pm...
|"LOOK what Santa brought!"|
|She was so excited that she dropped everything else.|
|So much fun!|
|What is over here?|
|Tuck those dolls in for nap time.|
|It even has an elevator!|
After dropping E off for Christmas time with his mom, we headed to Mimi's for what is always a marathon event. We stuffed our faces, had some spiked Egg Nog courtesy of my dad, and opened gifts. All with a lot of sitting around and talking and oh yes, listening to Hailey say, "Can I open MY presents now?" She's not spoiled at all.
|Mimi and Dad|
|Kevin and Bonnie|
|Shannon and Matt|
Rich and I ended the evening by our lonesome selves. We dropped Hailey off at her mom's and E spent the night with his mom. I don't think I would have had the energy to do much else and lonesome I most certainly was not. I even managed to sleep in until 7:00 am. Amazing. I didn't make it to the gym until 9:30 this morning, way too late by the way. I was drained. The alarm is set for 4:30 am so I can start my day off right tomorrow!