This year, we celebrated
early Christmas pre-Christmas Hanukkah extra special Christmas with my parents and brother since we’ll be spending Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with the Shulls. Yesterday, we pretended like it was Christmas Eve and went to my parents’ house to spend the night.
Of course we went to Southlake Town Square one last time to see the pretty lights (which Smith is touching in the above picture) and Santa Claus.
Kensington thought Uncle Seanie was so silly throwing pennies into the fountain.
Papa Jay and Smith William
We took a horse drawn carriage ride around the square.
This picture makes me smile. Look how tiny she looks between those two guys. Santa Claus had given her a little candy cane to eat on our ride.
Here we are sitting in J Crew’s display window…the sales people in there must hate us.
Driving from the square to my parents’ house, we always pass Pat Summerall’s
house mansion estate. Well last night, he had a sign saying come see Santa. Of course we had to pull in and check it out. The Summeralls had Santa and some elves passing out candy and giving their Christmas wishes. It was really sweet. This is the gate leading into his estate. His home is called Amazing Grace. Isn’t that sweet?
Smith was half asleep when an elf popped her head in to give him some candy.
Here’s Kensington checking out her candy too.
I thought this was really neat. Santa gave every car this note from the Summeralls. Very cool!
Then this morning, we woke up and pretended like it was Christmas day.
Here’s Smith checking out his presents.
All I want for Christmas is to look like my mom when I’m her age.
Of course, I bought my dad something Red Sox :).
Look at these pink cowboy boots! Aren’t they to die for?! Kensington was in love with them too! My dad picked them out. Way to go Papa Jay!!
Thank you mom and dad for making our Christmas so, so, so, so special! We love you!!!
I'm so glad that you cherish celebrating Christmas with your parents, friend. Too many people consider it a "chore," and it burns me up because I would do just about anything to be with my parents on Christmas morning.
On another note, not only are you and I similar, our PARENTS are similar. (It's obvious where we come from!) My dad has been wearing his Charlie Brown Christmas t-shirt for weeks, and my mom looks twenty years younger than she actually is. How blessed we are to have parents like that! 🙂