This post is not for the faint of heart! There are 41 photos---yep, 41! But I figured it was my blog and I could put them all on here if I wanted to. And the only order to it is that we celebrated with Matt's family on Christmas Eve--and they are posted first. Christmas Day is in random order.
These girls are good receivers! They are always excited about their gifts.
And I love that they still want dolls.
We were very impressed with Rapunzel's hair.
Caitlin's doll's name was "Alexis." Sweet!
Blow drying Rapunzel's hair.
Dressing her doll.
Lisa helping Alexis open a gift.
Matt texting his dad--who was sitting right next to him.
Lisa opening her gift--the book "Redeeming Love."
I know it's hard to see...but this is the gift Santa brought Caitlin & Alexis! Two pygmy goats. Yep, that's right. Goats!!
Alexis with Flower (left) and Caitlin with Faline. Uncle Zach sent me this pic.
Which leads us to Christmas Day....
Ryan--David's son opening his Big Country Western Town.
Zach opening Dax's first Converses.
Addie scanning food with her new cash register.
Ryan opening more gifts.
Uncle Zach & Aunt Shanna checking out at the grocery store.
David reading his card.
Zach reading his card that came with his book.
Lindsey & Shanna opening their gifts.
Me--opening my gift from Zach & Shanna. EIGHT spots for EIGHT grandkids!! Perfect.
Lindsey showing the Little House paper dolls to Addie & Ryan.
Zach opening Dax's superman outfit.
My camera strap cover!! So cute!
Lindsey & Shanna reading their cards.
Shanna & Dax
This photo needs explanation. I cleaned out a closet--I was so tired of all the crap in there! And most of it was computer stuff like this that David had left behind. So Andy took it all and wrapped it in a box and tagged it to DKText. I think David was actually excited to see some of this stuff again. Lindsey wasn't. (FYI: Great way to get rid of stuff--wrap it up!)
Addie giving Pops "Ekimo" kisses.
Happy Birthday to You, Jesus!
Addie & Ryan blow out his candles.
Ryan on the phone, talking to his cousin, Isaac.
Patiently waiting for Dad to get all of the toys out of the boxes.
I could honestly say that I think Addie spent an hour in front of this fire.
Pregnant women can go from this....
...to this in a matter of minutes! (Isn't she adorable?)
Guh & Addie
David, Ryan & Pops
Zach & his new frap machine. It made us all scream!
Andy & I spent our first Christmas Eve alone--ever. Of course, we spent about an hour with Matt's family that afternoon, but for the most part, we were alone. We went to the Christmas Eve service at our church and afterwards we went to eat at Bennigans. I told Andy we should be at a Chinese restaurant in honor of all the Christmas movies. We had a quiet evening. Our morning started at 8:30 when Caitlin & Alexis called to tell us Santa had brought them goats! They were so excited!! They've moved out in the "country" and have wanted all kinds of animals--so goats are only the beginning, I think. Later, Zach & Shanna and David & Lindsey & kids came and we had a great lunch together and enjoyed a full afternoon visiting and playing. We talked to Jay & Amy and their kids around noon and heard about the gifts they had opened. Then Josiah, their 5-year-old played "Joy to the World" with 2 hands on the piano--by ear. He'd just learned it the day before. We think he's a child prodigy!! You can hear all about the Wright's Christmas here. It was a wonderful Christmas---different, yet wonderful.