Christmas Eve was at our house this year with my family-
All of the grandkids (minus my too-cool-for-the-camera teenage nephew).
The kids were so excited!!
He thought is was funny at the time. We'll see how he feels about it when he is older and it shows up at "just the right time." hee hee
Watch out for this one- she is a live wire!
This cutie patootie got a wonderful gift from my mother. This doll set was my mother's as a child! My sweet mother made a new bassinet cover and canopy which included buttons from my great grandmother! My grandmother made some new outfits for the doll as well. Five generations of love all wrapped up for a cherished Christmas surprise!
We were blessed that my parents were able to spend the night and have Christmas morning with us!!
These kiddos were all ready to see what Santa left for them under the tree!!
Thankfully, we were able to get this picture of all of us. It was a Christmas miracle indeed. I didn't even get Christmas cards out this year. Sad, I know. But that's just how life happens sometimes. See below.
This is the typical mayhem I have to put up with to get a picture out of my monkeys. This was taken at my in-laws Christmas afternoon.
This little one was all too excited that her stack of gifts was bigger than she!!Luckily, the big one on the bottom was not as big as I thought it was going to be!
All in all, Christmas was just wonderful! We were able to finish our Advent story "Jotham's Journey" on Christmas morning, which was a wonderful way to keep the kids focused on the real meaning of the season.
Too bad we have to go back to reality tomorrow. Here's hoping we get the best of our busyness and not the other way around!