We had an awesome Christmas this year. There was time spent with family, delicious food, and, of course, gifts from Santa!
Mike's mom and nephew came to be with us for Christmas. This was such a blessing! We all went to my parents' house for Christmas Eve.
But, first, Allyson had to make cookies for Santa.
Mike's nephew, Josh, helped out. Allyson just LOVES Josh. He's really good with her.
Then, it was time to head to Gray to see my parents. Every Christmas Eve my family gets together to open gifts and have a very casual dinner. We always have "party fare".
Allyson with her Grandma
We couldn't get Allyson and Caleb to smile nice, so we got goofy faces instead.
Josh is looking like a handsome young man these days.
Haing Josh around is great when you want to have toys taken out of boxes! :D
" Look what I got, Mama!"
Caleb wouldn't look. He got a new Cars toy he was too busy for a picture. It was Mater, his favorite!
When we got back home, we exchanged gifts with Mom and Josh. Mom got a Snuggie. Josh got clothes, Allyson got a Barbie Thumbelina.
In the morning, Allyson found gifts from Santa!
She opened all her gifts, but didn't find the one she'd been asking for for weeks. A wedding Barbie.
But, wait! Santa left a gift outside in the carport!
Nana and Papa came over to see Allyson's gifts from Santa.
Then, we had a feast-turkey, ham, dressing, green beans, sweet potato casserole, squash casserole, and yeast rolls.
We had apple pie and Snowball Cake for dessert. The snowball cake was declared by my husband as the BEST CAKE EVER!
Click here for a picture and recipe. There's a video, too!
I really can't think of anything that would have made it a better Christmas. Nothing is better than being with the ones you love.