My favorite thing about holidays is spending time with family! Christmas Eve is the night my mom likes to have all the family together if possible. This year it involved a yummy ham dinner, acting out the Nativity story, chimes, present exchange, and a white elephant game.
Carter was a shepherd
Caleb was a sheep. When choosing parts, my mom asked him what part he wanted to be. She asked if he wanted to be a king (as in a wise man). He said he didn't want to be a king because then he'd have to kill baby Jesus. He's such a sweet boy.
Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus
The shepherds and sheep joined the scene.
Jared and Kari were able to leave their home in The Netherlands to join us for Christmas. Kari holding baby Bryson.
Lindsey and Derrick made the lengthy drive to join us for Christmas. We missed Clayton, Kara and Ellery this year!
Carter and Caleb opening their stockings
My stocking was filled with my favorite chocolates! Yum!
Matt's stocking had a new toothbrush, M&Ms and Gushers.
Carter with his presents:
Caleb with his presents:
We've had a lot of fun with his bowling set.
Matt opened very few presents compared to the rest of us, but he got most of his presents before Christmas: new work shirts and some new ties (he helped me pick them out so I didn't bother wrapping them up).
And one more present for the boys! Some tennis rackets. It's time the boys learned one of Mommy and Daddy's favorite sports!
Matt's family came over to our house on Christmas day. Cousin Hunter holding baby Bryson.
MeeMaw with all the boys and their presents. Caleb and Carter love their Dream Lights, and Bryson's giraffe makes some soothing noises to help him sleep.
We're so grateful for family and love spending time with them!