We hosted Christmas Eve (Eve) Friday night with my dad's side of the family and enjoyed a houseful of some of our favorite people.
Cousins Jack, Luke and Gray ready to get the party started!
A short while later, my sister Amy and nephew Holten arrived from their two-day trip all the way from North Carolina.The cousins' club was finally complete! Unfortunately, we got a lot of pictures like the one above...and only one half-way decent one like the one below, before meltdowns ensued.
After what seemed like F-O-R-E-V-E-R to the boys, we opened presents. Pappa (my dad) got a mini-Foosball table in our dirty Santa swap and the boys (young and old) went crazy over it.
On Saturday, we enjoyed a lazy day around the house with two sets of grandparents and made some cookies for Santa.
Mmmm...Santa told me they tasted as good as they looked!
With Nana and Popper (Michael's parents)
With Pappa and Susu (my parents)...nice matching shirts Pappa & Gray!
Gray leaving his cookies for Santa.
On Christmas morning, we had to wake Grayson up so we could do Santa and our presents before heading to my mom's for brunch with her side of the family. Although Gray has been extremely focused on getting a basketball goal from Santa, it was the last thing he noticed in all the excitement.
Michael took a few videos (which I debated about sharing since I make a cameo in my mismatched pajamas) to capture the moment.
Later that morning, we enjoyed more time with family.
Gray "driving" Holten in an imaginary boat.
A sister reunion: Emily, me and Amy
It was a whirlwind weekend and we had so much fun. We are truly blessed to have such an amazing family. We missed seeing all of our Texas family, but hope to make a trip that way soon. Now if I could just find a home for all of Gray's new toys...