I'm just now getting around to posting about our end-of-the-year festivities. Every time I go to sit down and post pictures from our Christmas I get side tracked with other things. This is pretty typical for me!
Let's rewind to our first Christmas celebration of the season. On Saturday December 19th we had a little get together with my mom and her side of the family. It was smaller group than usual this year, but none-the-less a nice visit with family. I didn't take many photos, but I did get a group shot and pic of my mom with her sisters.
We were missing Bryan, Joey, Katie and Derek.
From this get together we booked it over to Roswell for a visit with my friend Amy and her kids since they were in town visiting family. Loved getting the chance to see my sweet friend and her cute kids. I miss this crew living next door to us, but Virginia seems to be treating them well.
Next up Christmas Eve. Oh the excitement! We went to an early Christmas Eve service at church and then headed home to start prepping our traditional Breakfast For Dinner dinner. Not gonna lie y'all...knocked it out of the park. It was so yummy!As usual it was a lively evening with my silly family.
We had to go outside to see our gift from Joey and Katie. Custom corn hole boards - cystic fibrosis themed! So amazing.
Mom was super excited about her rain boots. Rain boots are a must for wet and muddy soccer fields.
A more accurate picture of the family.
Y'all...we speak the same language I swear. Two peas in a pod for sure.
We went for this pose without even discussing it before doing the boring old smiling picture.
And no, we did not plan to match.
Dressed in their new Christmas jammies and ready for bed. Jordyn's pajama shirt says "Dashound Through The Snow" and Sydney's says "Pump Up The Jammies".
Christmas day was a whirlwind as usual. After treatments the kids came down one at a time to see what Santa left. I would share the video, but the kids were really anti-climatic this year. It was strange. After cleaning out our stockings we dined on our traditional nutritious breakfast of chocolate donuts before gathering around the tree to open gifts. Before we knew it, it was time to shower and get ready for a day celebrating our Saviors birth with family. We left the house around 12:20 and didn't get back home until 9:30 that evening. As usual the celebrations flew by and were over as fast as they started.
Bryce bought her a ring!
The time between Christmas and New Years was spent relaxing and enjoying the crazy warm weather.
Bryan playing around with his drone.
Notice this picture and the below picture. 2 different bikes. The bike in the first picture was from Santa. Sadly the chain kept popping off. I guess one of the elves didn't put it together very well. Fortunately Walmart works closely with Santa and said we could exchange the bike. Since it was the day after Christmas the bikes were picked over, but Bryce decided he didn't want to wait and exchanged his Santa bike for the below bike, which ended up fitting him better anyway.
Can y'all believe it. Shorts and T-shirts the day after Christmas. We were loving the warm weather!
On New Year's Day we got together to celebrate Cece's birthday with a spaghetti dinner. I make mom a coconut cake every year since it's one of her favorites.
Since the beginning of the year we have really been enjoying our down time. The only soccer going on right now is Sydney playing indoor which is just once a week. Other than that we are getting back in to the swing of school and just waiting for our schedule to pick up. Soccer for the girls is back in February 1st. Then...down time is over!!