Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas 2009

We had a wonderful Christmas celebration this year to wrap up 2009! The older our kids get, the more fun it becomes. This year we changed things up a bit in order to work in time with all of our family and friends. The Wednesday before Christmas we went to Grammy's for a Christmas ham dinner with all of the fixings. We enjoyed playing The Grinch Bingo Game and watching Eloise at Christmas.

On Christmas Eve, Grammy and Da came over in the afternoon to help Emma and Kate decorate cookies for Santa. We made iced sugar cookies and gingerbread teddy bears. So yummy and cute! That night we went to the Christmas Eve service at our church, and then we went across the street and joined our friends for a Christmas celebration there. Once home, the girls opened their traditional Christmas jammies (matching, of course!), left cookies (and drawings!) out for Santa, and then stayed up way too late watching Santa Claus the movie and giggling in mom and dad's bed. Finally they crashed around midnight, though Kate was scared that Santa would not tip toe and that he would come in to her room!

On Christmas morning, Grammy and Da came over bright and early and the girls were so excited to see that Santa had brought them a Princess Jeep, just like they had asked for! Some other favorite gifts included a make-up kit (for dress-up), lovies from Grammy, a Leapster game system for Emma and a toy vaccuum for Kate (go figure). After opening gifts, we enjoyed a Christmas brunch before getting dressed and heading to Papaw and Grandma's.

At Grandmas, we opened gifts with Boss' side of the family. Both girls were so excited to receive a child's digital camera! We enjoyed visiting and playing with cousin's, before heading to Boss' aunt's home to celebrate with the whole Conaway clan. Have I mentioned that I LOVE big families? So neat when we can all come together. We love the holidays and were so blessed to spend it with so many of our family and friends!

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