Christmas for us is just a super busy time. We go to 7 different places in 3 days. However, I don’t know what I’d do if we weren’t on the go. I imagine I would sleep a little more, relax a bit more, and enjoy a bit more? I don’t know, but here’s the run-down. =.)
On Christmas Eve, we go over to my grandma’s house and have a huge dinner with her brother and his family, and all of our family. After dinner, we wash tons of dishes, then everyone leaves except for my uncle and his family, my grandma and her husband, and our family. Then we open gifts. We’ve been doing Christmas Eve since I was a kid. We used to go over to my great grandpa’s house, Papa Tom, and do dinner and a few gifts there, then we would go back to my grandma’s house and do gifts with her. I love traditions! =.) Here’s a few picks from Christmas Eve
After Marc and I got home on Christmas Eve, we opened our gifts to each other. =.) I am super excited – I got a pink Bl@ckberry! =.) Love it! It’s so pretty! =.)
On Christmas morning, we opened our stockings to each other, and gave the dogs their stockings. They got a new toy and some bones. They loved them both! =.)
We headed over to Brock and Wendy’s to do Christmas with them, and my Mama and Daddy.
Our next stop was Matt and Tammy’s house, Marc’s brother. We got to hang out with Marc’s grandma and aunt, and watch Karleigh open her gifts. =.)
After hanging out with Marc’s family, we went to my aunt’s house. My Mama’s family is there, her brother and sisters, and all of their families. We had lunch, then opened Christmas gifts.
Allie & Ava with my cousins, Blake & Danielle.
**Side note: Ava never got rid of her bed head! =.) Allie with Blake & Danielle My cousin, Brandon. He turned 16 and got his license last week…he’s making me feel super old. =.)Ava Reese Ava in her new jewelry Mama My grandma looking at her painted plate =.)
Then, we had to celebrate my aunt’s birthday, as she and Jesus share this special day. =.)
After my aunt’s house, we headed over spend Christmas with Marc’s dad’s family. And I had left my camera at the house after we stopped back by to grab presents and unload, so I didn’t get any pictures at Gwen’s house. We had dinner there and got to spend time with Marc’s grandma and grandpa.
Our final stop of the night was my grandpa’s house. And, again, I didn’t have my camera, but we had fun there, too. It’s all of my family, plus my uncle and his family. Basically all of our Christmas Eve attendees, just with my grandpa and his wife instead of my grandma and her husband. I got the prettiest necklace and earrings from them. And I made a photo album of all of our pictures from our last trip to their mountain house. Papa really seemed to like it, so I think I did good! Now, I have to start thinking about what to do for next year… =.)
When we finally got back to the house, we had to do Christmas with Marc’s dad. They were late coming in because it was raining really bad between South Carolina and us, so we didn’t get to do it earlier in the day as planned.
Then, the day after Christmas, we had a big dinner, as is tradition, with my grandpa’s family. It’s all of his brothers and sisters and their families. We do tons of gag gifts and it’s a lot of fun. And I had my camera, but me and Mama were the hostesses, so I didn’t get much of a chance to take pictures. We were trying to keep everything in order.
So, on Sunday, I rested. I slept in, I felt awful from this cold I’ve caught, I laid around the house, watched TV, and rested. Then, Marc and I watched a movie and called it a night pretty early. =.) Perfect Sunday. =.)
I hope your Christmas was wonderful! =.)
Now, I’m getting ready for New Year’s. We’re heading down to the beach to spend the weekend with friends. Should be a great time, and I can’t wait! =.)
Happy New Year’s! =.)