Merry Christmas, everyone!
What a week it has been! We have had such a great Christmas season, filled with family, great food, new traditions, a really excited one year old, TONS of presents, and two very blessed parents.
We spent last weekend with my family in Dallas. I have a rather large family on my mom's side and we always have fun getting together on the Saturday before Christmas. We had a surprise party for my aunt, went to see Avatar, battled the Grapevine Mills mall and lost, played a precarious game of Wahoo!, visited my dad, step-mom, cousin, and granny, drank lots of coffee, and mostly just hung out. It was quite laid back and fabulous.
I spent Christmas Eve at the store tending to the last-minute customers (read: men) and even braved the grocery store to pick up a few last minute things (p.s. the store sales for December have almost DOUBLED last year. Are you kidding me? We are so blessed).
We planned to go to Christmas Eve service with Tom and Beth but the roads were a bit too icy for Dan's liking, not to mention all the services in town were cancelled because of the weather, so I made a veggie pizza and we wrapped presents and watched bull-riding. Not a tradition I plan to keep next year, but being together just the three of us was a fun treat.
Christmas morning we woke up and opened presents, let miss priss take her nap, then headed off to Nana and Papa's house for awesome food and presents o'plenty. It was such a great day and so fun to watch Grace get excited about the littlest things. I know she didn't understand everything, but she helped open most of her gifts and loved the tissue paper.
Here is our week in pictures:
After she opened all of these, we found another 10 presents under the tree with her name on them. Round two of gifts came after her second nap.