Each year we spend Christmas Eve with Chad's mom. We went over and had dinner with her and had a great time! We did things a little different this year. Normally we have ham and all the "fixin's" but this year we had some wonderful steak, baked potatoes, salad, and bread. It was a nice change!
Christmas day we were up by 7:00 and seeing what Santa left for Ashlyn. She didn't want a whole lot this year so Santa had it easy. She was thrilled to see the 3 things she asked for sitting out when she walked into the den with very sleepy eyes! Morgan and Madyson hit the jackpot this year too. They are at the age where they want lots of clothes and then a few things on the side. They better not complain for a while that they "have NOTHING to wear"!!
Chad and I had a great day too! We really love watching the girls get excited about everything they get and I think we both could care less if we get anything. BUT...we did get some nice stuff and were happy because of it! :-) Chad needed some new clothes so I got him a good many things. I also gave him Madden 09 for the Wii so he'd have something to have fun with. He bought me a new wardrobe which I knew about since I went and picked everything out. He did surprise me though with a gift certificate to take a stone, that was left to me by my grandmother, to a jewelry store and have it set. I was so excited and can't wait to take it. My grandmother, Nanoo, was so special to me and it's going to be extra special to wear a ring with her stone in it!
So...I think Ashlyn was right. This was the most exciting Christmas ever.
My Grandma and niece, Quinn
My sister, Katie and Ashlyn right before the stomach bug hit!
Look at all the presents!
What Santa brough Ashlyn. She had about 50 more gifts to unwrap! Maybe not 50 but it seemed like it!
Ashlyn with her bed head! She didn't care though!
Madyson digging in to her first gift
Morgan finally got the camera she's wanted forever
Chad with his Madden 09
Morgan bringing a gift to baby Jesus and Bailey playing Mary in their play
Ashlyn and Avery enjoying their lunch
My mom and dad ready to open gifts
The cousins seeing what all they got My sister, Amy
The Disney Wonder Cruise Ship! Mickey Mouse here we come!