Monday, March 6, 2017

CHRISTMAS CATCH UP 2016: PART QUATRE CHRISTMAS EVE AND DAY

And I finally made it to Christmas Eve and Day. I mean, it's practically Spring, but I made it to posting about Christmas. Christmas Eve all the guys (except Gibby) were shooed out of the house to see the new Star Wars movie. While they were gone my mom, Gibby, and I went shopping for all our Christmas groceries. There was minimal food prep involved and before we knew it we were out the door for church. After church we went out for pizza before heading home to hunker down for Christmas.
Home from dinner, we quickly got the boys ready for bed. My family tradition is to open one gift the night before Christmas. So the boys opened their one gift and once the cookies and milk were set out they were whisked off to bed.
Once we were certain they boys were dreaming of sugarplums, the magic of Christmas that I LOVE began to come to light.
Santa came to visit!
Christmas morning Caderyn woke up at 3:30 a.m. and was shooed back to bed. They both let us sleep until just a little after 7:00 a.m. and then the excitement became too overwhelming. While everyone slowly woke up and coffee was made, the boys were allowed to open their stockings. After that the morning just took off. I love to make Christmas go on as long as possible. We open one present as a time, watching who is opening the present. It makes the day go on forever and its so much fun!
Once the presents were open and breakfast was eaten, there was napping, lots of toy playing, and just general relaxing. I think we were all in our pajamas the entire day. It was perfect.
My mom made a delicious dinner and Jeff got to have his yearly ration of crab legs.

The rest of our time with family was really just lovely. Probably one of the most relaxed I've been over a holiday. One special thing I got to do was take my mom out for brunch at The Broadmoor. That was her Christmas gift and we were sooooo stuffed. I really enjoyed that one on one time with my mom.
And just like that our Christmas was over.

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