I have so many good pictures from Christmas that I need to organize and share. It was a very nice Christmas in spite of some sickness. Spoiler alert: We did not make it to every family function as I suspected we may not. Here's a hint of who was sick...and it wasn't Darrin.
More on that when I have time to organize my thoughts. Tonight, just a few pics of our Christmas with Darrin's mom, dad, sister and brother, and their families. I look forward to this get together every year.
It gets harder and harder to find a day that works for everyone, and lately we've resorted to a week night after work.
We only had from around 6-8:30pm, but it was nice and time didn't feel rushed or like it went by too quickly.
We ate pizza and opened gifts.
Before gifts though, we made the kids take pictures. The girls...
Bribing them with gifts proved to be the most efficient picture taking session ever. Even Carson was cooperative for around 5 seconds. But we got the picture we wanted in age order from left to right: Olivia, Ava, Jayci, Miles, Rowan, and Carson. Ava & Olivia belong to Darrin's sister, Crystal. Jayci & Rowan belong to Darrin's brother, Aaron.
After some good smiles, it was time for presents.
Carson got to go first since he is the youngest. Granny wanted them to go in age order to open one gift and then we turned them loose.
After the presents, we hung out for a little while and then left all the kids to have a sleepover with Granny & Pa!!! I don't know who was more excited the kids or the parents that got to have a kid free night.
Miles and Carson were the first two to fall asleep. Raise your hand if you're surprised. And this is Carson soon after Darrin picked him up which is quite a gift b/c it meant that he slept on the way home instead of screaming.
They had a great time. I felt pretty guilty leaving them with all those wound up kids, but they were excited to have them and the kids made some great memories. They all get along really well and enjoy spending time together. Hopefully Granny & Pa had fun and will have them over again soon :)