Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas Eve

We open our gifts with the kids on Christmas Eve, and Papa and Granny came over to spend the evening with us.  
As I watched the kids open their gifts this year, I thought about how much Christmas changes when you have a family.  Kids make Christmas so much fun. There's just something about seeing their eyes light up and the smiles on their faces.  There's so much excitement and expectation.
My heart is full of thanksgiving for all of God's blessings, and for my beautiful little family.  God has been so good to us!

Listening to Daddy read the Christmas Story from the Bible.  Taking time to remind us what Christmas is really all about.
Anticipating opening presents
The girls each got an apron from Papa and Granny.  They loved them!
Kaitlyn was a little disappointed when she unwrapped her big gift and found a box of baby wipes.  She was relieved when she actually opened the box, and found a new winter coat.
Natalie enjoyed playing 'Santa', and helping pass out the gifts

Thankfully, my kids all really like getting new clothes.  We have enough toys around the house, and they all needed new clothes, so that is what the majority of their gifts consisted of.
This is the first year that Natalie has really gotten into opening presents.  She has figured out that she loves Christmas!
She was very happy about her new coat too!
They got a Wii U for their big gift to share.  They were so excited.  Of course, they wanted me to run upstairs that very instant and set it up, but we decided it was probably best to wait until morning for that.
Nat got a little Hello Kitty camera.  She's pretty sure she's a professional photographer now.
Trying out their new fleece and gloves. Love my boys!
Pecan pies fresh out of the oven
Somebody loves me!  I got a whole box of Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars.  My favorite!

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