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31 December 2015

Christmas Eve

Every year, we say we are scaling back on Christmas gifts, and it never really happens.  I think we scaled it back a little bit this year, or maybe we just spread it out a little bit better.  :)  We were blessed to have Peter and Irma here with us this Christmas, so it was nice for them to be here to see the girls open up their presents in person and watch their excitement on Christmas morning.  It was great to be able to be in and sort of settled in our new house before Christmas Day too!

We ordered delicious tamales and Irma made some authentic rice for our Christmas Eve meal at my parents' house.  Afterwards, we opened some presents there and then came home and stuffed 10 stockings (not including the ones my parents had already stuffed and sent home with us) before getting a few hours of sleep.

Santa was great to the girls and got them an American Girl camper filled with all sorts of fun camping gear!  He also got them a few extra sets of clothes and accessories for their dolls.  Olivia got a real American Girl doll from us, which works out great since one of her gifts to her Grandma was lunch at the American Girl cafe!  I busted Santa at our house filling up some of the stockings.  He was just as jolly as you would suspect!  ;)

On Christmas morning, my parents came over so we could all open stockings together.  David has to earn some sort of prize for keeping the girls upstairs while we waited for them to get here.  We finished opening presents and then the girls spent the remainder of the day playing with the doll stuff, putting together Lego sets,  and singing on their karaoke machine!  

It was a fabulous Christmas!


Unknown said...

Awesome Christmas pics for 2015 sweetie. Those girls are growing up so fast.

Love you guys.


Mom Cooper said...

I love seeing Christmas thru the eyes of children. Especially these two precious girls. It was a wonderful Christmas because of who was around the Christmas tree. Love our family so much. The girls are growing up so quickly and I treasure every minute with them. I'm going to blink and it will be time to put up the tree for 2016.