Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Day!

Merry Christmas!! 
We started our morning bright and early. The kids woke up around 5:15 am and couldn't wait to see what Santa had brought them in their stockings. It was so early that it was a bit ridiculous. First Tanner woke up. He came in our room and said "Santa brought me a transformer- come see." He couldn't reach it because it was up on the mantle, so we went out and handed him his transformer and said go back to bed. Then 10 minutes later, Bailey was awake and giggling with Tanner. She was freaking out about the shopkins that Santa had brought her and so we handed those to her and went back to bed. Next thing I hear is my parents- up talking with the kids in the living room. Apparently they didn't want to miss out on the fun. So by 6 am-everyone  was up and we started sorting through our stockings. It was so fun to watch the kids, they loved everything that Santa brought them. They were so thrilled. 
Then we ate a nice Christmas breakfast of waffles and eggs. Then we got ready and went to church for our Christmas service. 
Here is a picture of the kids in their Christmas best. I just love these babes. 
After church we came home and Bailey discovered a princess dollhouse waiting for her. She was so happy. It was adorable. This is what she had asked Santa for and she was ecstatic that one had magically appeared in her living room while she was gone. SO FUN!
We all opened our presents and we were all properly spoiled. 
We are so happy to have so much family here to celebrate  with us. 

Then it was lunch time and nap time.
Then Joseph and his family came back over for a nice Christmas dinner.
We had a ham with all the fixings. It was delicious. 
We ended the night by watching "Claymation Christmas" in matching Christmas pjs from Nanny and Papa. My siblings and I grew up watching this and so it was fun to watch it again with the grand kids and Nanny and Papa. They were laughing throughout the entire movie. So fun!
It was a great way to end our Christmas day! As I reflect on all our many blessings I can't believe how fortunate we are. We have so many wonderful things in our lives and the gospel helps us appreciate it all the more.
Merry Christmas everyone!

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