Thursday, January 23, 2014

Christmas Day 2013

Yes... you read that correctly.  I'm still trying to get caught up on my holiday posts.  So here goes:

Christmas morning was filled with such fun surprises!  It was so neat to wake the girls up & watch them check out all the goods that Santa left them that night.  It was so funny though.  Kennedie has been asking for a bike for several, several months now, and we kept telling her that maybe Santa will bring her a bike.  Well, when she got up to look at her presents- she looked at her bike and then sat down with her stocking.  She pulled every little thing out of her stocking before she really paid any attention to her bike... even after we told her, "Look Kennedie!  Santa brought you and Sawyer bikes!"  And even with Sawyer checking her bike out Kennedie sat and dug through her stocking.  I'm not sure if she was embarrassed or half awake, or honestly much more interested in her stocking than her bike.  Who knows?

Once she finally started checking her bike out, she was so excited!  She specifically wanted a purple bike with a purple helmet.  Sawyer got a Strider bike or a balance bike without pedals to help her learn how to balance.  But Santa had a surprise up his sleeve.  He actually left a 3rd bike!  Whoa!  Good thing he left a note to explain.  {There is a new sister coming and soon she'll need a bike. (Plus Santa wasn't so sure the purple bike would fit Kennedie yet, so they can all share the bikes.)  That Santa, always thinking!}

Here are some pictures from our Christmas morning at home with the girls:

After heading outside to try out the new bikes for a spin one of our old kids in the youth group Austin stopped by to bring us some hot homemade cinnamon rolls.... YUMMY!  SO good!  The Scott family has a tradition of blessing several different family friends on Christmas morning with their homemade cinnamon rolls.  We feel so blessed to be included!  They are so yummy & we treasure their sweet family.

After some cinnamon rolls we got dressed and headed to Baba & Ooh-Daddy's house (my mom's parents) for a full Christmas breakfast with family and some stocking gifts.  Always a blessed time {Note: Aunt Danice's family left while we were taking family pictures at the end, so they are not pictured.}:
The girls

Baba & the girls

Bee & Cowboy with the girls

My side of the family

Aunt Darla & Uncle Mike

Love this picture of Baba looking at Ooh-Daddy

As soon as the fun times were over at Baba's house we headed into town to go to Momma Jean & Poppa'a house (my dad's parents) for lunch & presents.  The best part about this Christmas celebration (except family of course) is that Momma Jean does a big Chinese Christmas with tons of recycled presents.  She collects all year & then wraps them up & we all get to play and war over all kinds of preowned treasures.  It's such a fun time!

All in all in was such a blessed day filled with yummy food, priceless relationships, and lots of laughter.  I truly am blessed.

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