We had such a great Christmas! Personally, I enjoy the days full of excitement and anticipation leading up to the big day more than I do the actual day. We seemed pretty busy these last few weeks leaving not a lot of time to post, but looking back I can't seem to remember what kept us so busy.
Christmas was really fun this year. Jackson fully understands the concept of Santa Claus and his elves' and Addison was even interested somewhat, which made it fun for Brad and I. Brad's mom took Jackson overnight at the beginning of the month and Brad and I went and did Santa's shopping for the kids making a date night out of it (even though we had Addie). Christmas Eve we had Brad's parents and brother at our house. We ate dinner, opened some presents, went and looked at Christmas lights, we sprinkled magic reindeer food on the snow, the elves left pajammers, Jackson and I put out snacks and milk for Santa, we wrote Santa a letter, and it was off to bed (at least for the kids). Christmas morning Jackson was so patient and waited two hours for Addison to wake up to go open presents. I think he was so patient because he was watching cartoons in bed with mom and dad while we slept. We opened presents from Santa, had hot roll pull-aparts, and then Gramma Donna and Pappa Kirk came over for a little bit. Jackson was happy with everything Santa left and Addison was interested in pulling the paper off the presents and eating it. Later that night we went to Brad's parents' house to talk with his brother who is on a mission in Sidney, Australia. It was good to talk to him and hear his voice. We then went to my parents house for Christmas dinner and to spend some time with my family. We played Mad Gab (fun game) and enjoyed each others company.
We were so blessed to have such a great Christmas and so blessed to have the family and friends that we have and enjoy being with. I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas!!
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