We had an absolutely wonderful Christmas day. I woke up at about 5:30 and couldn't go back to sleep. I just couldn't risk the kids getting up before I did! I wanted to see their faces when they came downstairs, so I got up and had a little quiet time and cat napped on the couch. I finally heard Jackson's door knob turn at 7:00. Then the fun began.
Here's our tree early in the morning. We put it in a new place this year and I really liked it there.
This is Annabeth's pile. She got a cardboard castle, a balance bike, a helmet, some princesses and a baby doll.
Here's Jackson's pile. He got a cardboard rocket ship, an art easel, a hot wheels race track, an alarm clock, a night light, and a coin bank. He had the sweetest attitude about his gifts all day long. He was an absolute joy to give to.
We went to my mom's house for lunch and had a fabulous time. My cousin Megen had made these fun little aprons for all of us, including Annabeth's baby doll.
Mom and Curtis
Me and the Sir
Me and my sweet girl.
This is my nephew pup, Winston.
Aunt Melissa and Annabeth
Good night, my hair was big today. It wasn't on purpose.
For Christmas, Melissa asked for this really big book for scholarly people. I can't even pronounce the name of it. She was thrilled beyond belief.
Mom and Dad in their elf hats
Lis and Colin
Cousin Joe and Pappaw
Dad, Uncle Mike and Cousin Ben
Cousins Zach and Josh
Mom, Dad and Aunt Gay
We were laughing hysterically during this little photo shoot.
Annabeth fell asleep about 60 seconds after we got on the road.
There's a lot going on all around me right now - too much to get real serious in this post. But I want you to know that Jesus is my life, my hope, my reason. He is who makes this family's life abundant. I'm so thankful that He came into this world to be God with us.