Christmas started for us when My Man's parents were here way earlier than normal. We got my parents in and had Christmastime with them.
The whole family (Minus Grandma Judy). We try to get one of these every year and I'm so thankful we do it!
The kids bought lots of presents at the Holiday store at their school this year. Here My Girl is very carefully opening what My very proud Boy bought for her. It was some nail stickers. Good call, Boy!
Then it was time to let the kids open their gifts from the grandparents. They all went in together this year to get the kids something they have been wanting for a long time, but we were THOSE parents who held out as long as we could. But Grandpa let them open these cases first. I told them they could use them to hold stuff that they keep dragging into the car with them all the time.
Christmas eve we went to oneChurch's candlelight service and out to dinner with some friends. Andrea joined us since she didn't have Camryn till Christmas night. So, she went ahead and stayed the night. And here we all are bright eyed and bushy tailed Christmas morning!
(Side note, Kids...this is why we never let you make a Christmas list. You are NEVER disappointed!)
You see...My Man and I upgraded to the iPhone 5 just a few weeks before Christmas. So, we took our old iPhone 4's and turned them into iPods for each of the kids complete with Otterboxes and LifeProofs.
You would have thought I just told them that they won a million dollars.
So I guess, for the most part, this was the year of the electronics.
Until...we were forecast with a BLIZZARD WARNING for Christmas day. WHAT? This is Arkansas. There is no way!
It truly was an absolutely beautiful Christmas. I don't ever remember a White Christmas like this one. It was definitely a year to remember!!!