Monday, December 27, 2010

The night before the night before Christmas.

This year, we celebrated Christmas with my family on Thursday evening, December 23. In years past, we have tended to celebrate on Christmas Eve, along with celebrating Dad's birthday. Because Mark and Cari needed to head back to Fort Worth Christmas Eve morning, we got together for dinner and gifts the night before the night before Christmas!

(presents under the tree)

It's so nice that we can all be together as a family during the holidays. Libby and Wyatt came over from Tulsa.

Mark, Cari and Calloway were in from Fort Worth.


Sophia and Calloway have such a great time playing together....



Cari and the girls...


The feast!


After dinner, it was gift time. The family just buys gifts for the 'girls' (Brianna, Lauren, Sophia and Calloway). It's so much fun to watch them open their gifts. Sophia really got in to the gift thing this year. She learned very quickly that there is usually something really neat underneath all the wrapping paper!


Her custom made hat from Aunt Lanny...


The very loud sqeeee inducing gifts from Mark, Cari and Calloway...


We got Calloway some clothes and an old-school 3-D Viewsonic for Christmas.


Well, at least she got to 'play' with the clothes....

Lauren and her crazy socks....


Sophia made out like a bandit!







I love my family, and I'm so thankful we got to be together to celebrate the season. I wish we could see those who live far away more often. It does make me appreciate the times we are together! This was definitely one of our best Christmases ever!!

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