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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010!

I can't believe Christmas has come and gone.
We have had such a fun celebration.

Our Christmas morning started with a visit from Santa. I absolute love the excitement that fills the house on Christmas morning. The girls had to wait for Bryce to do his vest, which was like torture for them. After checking out Santa toys we had a healthy breakfast that included donuts. Yep, donuts on Christmas morning are a tradition in our home. Actually it was a tradition we had when I was growing up that I have carried over to my family. Christmas morning isn't complete without a yummy chocolate Entemann's donut! After our breakfast we opened up the gifts under the tree. Two trash bags later we finished up with gifts and started getting ready for visits with family. As we walked up stairs to get ready for a busy day visiting family I noticed that it has started to snow. By the time we were heading out of the house to our first stop the snow was really coming down.
It turned out to be a White Christmas in Georgia.
It hasn't snowed on Christmas in Georgia in over 100 years.
Crazy huh?!
The kids were so excited about the snow, but I didn't share in the excitement. I am not a fan of snow or cold weather. It's a form of torture for me. BUT with that said...it made for very beautiful scenery.

Our first stop of the day was my Aunt Carole's house. I absolutely adore my aunts, uncles, and cousins. I love sitting around telling stories and laughing. We eat the yummiest food. It's southern food so it's pretty delicious. After lunch we watch the kids open gifts. This usually gives our tummy's a little time to make room for dessert!
We did miss one special person at our Christmas celebration. My Uncle Bobby (my dad's older brother) is very ill with cancer. He is such a sweet man who brings everyone in the family a little gift each Christmas. Even though he was too weak to visit he still sent over a gift for each member of the family. I didn't open my gift from Bobby until I got home. In my gift bag was a package of Milky Way's, lotion and a little coin purse. Inside the purse was a $1.00 bill. That dollar made me smile, but made me very sad because I know this is the last gift I will get from Bobby at Christmas. The dollar is currently hanging on my refrigerator.
We love you Uncle Bobby!

After a most enjoyable afternoon with my dad's side of the family we headed over to Bryan's parents house. By the time we got to Honey and Papa's house the snow was STILL coming down and everything was completely covered. Our evening with the Jones side of the family did not disappoint. We had fun opening gifts and watching the kids enjoy their new treasures. After gifts we ate a Mexican themed dinner, followed by more delicious desserts. Not sure how I fit all the food I ate in my body but I did! Due to the weather our Christmas celebration with Bryan's family was cut short. Our neighborhood is located off a curvy road and a rather large hill greats you at the front of our hood so we wanted to get a jump on that freezing over. I think we left just in time because we did a little slipping coming up the hill in our neighborhood and our driveway (which is flat) was completely iced over.

All in all it was a perfect day! Many new memories were made. Hands down one of my favorite Christmases to date. We are so very blessed to have such wonderful family to celebrate the birth of Jesus with.
I hope everyone had a perfect Christmas as well.

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