Tuesday, December 27, 2011

We hope you had a great Christmas!

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  Ours was very packed with family, friends, and fun.  We hosted the aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandmother on Georgia Boy's dad's side of the family about a week before Christmas.  In the days that followed, we had the church adult Christmas party, the middle school kids' party for church, Monster Man's best friend spend the night, Christmas with my mom and Grandma in North Carolina, Christmas with two different friends' families, and the Christmas Eve service at church... all before Christmas day!

The Christmas Eve service at church was beautiful as usual.  This year, both Angel Baby and Monster Man sang at the service.

Angel Baby sang 'O Holy Night'

Monster Man sang 'The Little Drummer Boy'

Christmas morning was the usual fun.  I woke the kids up, as I do every year, by coughing 'Jingle Bells' (just how Christmas morning started when I was a girl - my mom doing the coughing!).  I'd already managed to get pictures of the tree, presents, and stockings so that I didn't have to worry about the kids moving things or getting into their stockings before pictures were taken.

Once the kids came down the stairs, the fun began!  The kids received their first-ever joint Christmas gift from Santa... the Kinect for their Xbox!  They loved receiving this special present.  Angel Baby and Monster Man both got MP3 players and video cameras, while Little Man got the video game he'd asked for and a few extra toys.

After our Christmas morning, we all got a chance to enjoy our presents for a while before having a second round of Christmas with Georgia Boy's parents, sister, and her boyfriend.  By the time that they'd left that evening, we were exhausted!  It was well worth it, though.  We had a wonderful Christmas!

We are now looking forward to an equally wonderful 2012!

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