Well, it came and went…and we had so much fun!
I know, I know…I say it all the time…but I really can’t believe how quickly December goes by. It just seems like yesterday, I was putting up the tree and now, it’s already down.
We had a really good Christmas and I hope you did too. Every other Christmas, we spend with Andrew’s parents…and this was such a year!
When I was growing up, both sets of my grandparents lived in the same city, so we were able to see both on Christmas…which was a blessing. That being said, because we had to make our rounds to see everyone, we never, ever, ever sat still. We were constantly on the go. I didn’t have a single Christmas morning where I didn’t open my gifts and then immediately get dressed and head out (no lying around in our comfys enjoying the day at home)…it was go, go, go.
The blessing of having out of town family is that on their year, we stay put. We get to be at home where it’s so relaxing and there is no running around. I’m always sad that I don’t get to see my family every year on Christmas Day…but I always enjoy that my kids get a lazy day at home to enjoy their gifts without any rushing.
On Christmas Eve Eve (yes, that’s a holiday in my family), Andrew’s parents drove down from Missouri just in time for our traditional pasta fest at Maggiano’s (one of our very favorite places to eat!). After lots of pasta, we drove them around McKinney and looked at lights. This is my girl and me at dinner :).
On Christmas Eve, we had a lazy morning and then headed to our town square for lunch at our favorite diner. After that, we went to our mall and observed the crazy last minute shoppers :). My in-laws’ mall isn’t very big, so they always love checking out our mall.
After the mall, we came home and watched Home Alone 2 (again) and then got dressed up for our annual Christmas Eve dinner at Eddie V’s in Dallas. We were so excited! Only one sleep until Christmas!
My mother-in-law and me in the car heading to dinner.
Listen, she has her fork ready and her eating game face on…bring out the food!
I love any dessert that is lit on fire.
Silly boy :).
After dinner, we drove around Highland Park in Dallas and looked at lights. Kensington asked us at least every minute where Santa was (we were checking a Santa tracker app)…she was so nervous that we would stay out too late and miss him!
We rushed home and left our cookies and milk out for Santa along with some carrots for him to take up to the reindeer. Smith was already in bed because he wanted to go to sleep fast before Santa arrived!
Christmas morning came and they were so excited!! This is them right before we let them go out and see their goodies.
Eeeeks! He came!
She was so excited!
All Kensington wanted for Christmas was a camera to take when we go get Ashby…I’m not sure I’ve ever seen her more excited :).
Smith was in present heaven as she took some pics of him.
He loves his bean bag chair too :).
We face timed these guys to say Merry Christmas too…they’re all so silly!
We hung around in our pjs all day long…and it was glorious. See my big girl over there snuggled in her bean bag chair looking at her iPad? Such a lazy and wonderful day!
I enjoyed coffee, Haystacks and my very favorite movie…Christmas bliss.
After dinner, we got the kiddos all cleaned and into fresh pjs, then they watched a movie and ate popcorn in their new chairs…the end of a wonderful day.
Whew. Christmas 2014 came and went with lots of love and cheer! I cannot wait until next year, when I have 3 little cuties celebrating with me!
Merry Christmas my friends!
And PS: If you’re already looking to our next fun holiday…New Year’s…I have a fun menu you need to see…