Grandaddy and Jackson (yes, thats the leg lamp from A Christmas Story in the background)
Melody playing with Ty and Chase
Grandaddy and Gigi
Melody with dad and Chris
Brian, Chase and Julia
Rachel (baby Hovis) opening her gift from us
Brian opening his gift from Melody..he will have many good nights out because of this!
"Should I or shouldnt I?"
Tayler and Chase playing (Tayler played so well and entertained all of the younger kiddos:)
Aunt Melody loving on Chase
YAY! Under Armour for mini marathon training! (from Melody)
Tayler, Jackson and Chase
Katie and Chase
Gigi, Tayler, Chris, Katie and Jackson
Dad and Melody were serious about their game of Risk
Katie and Jackson
Chase playing in his ball pit!
Jackson and Julia, so cute!
My sister Katie opening her sweater from Melody
Chase's new chair from Aunt Rachel
Lunch with the Hill's and Johnsons
Opening my boots from Brian!
Julia in her princess outfit we got her
Tayler lovin' his new sweater from Aunt Melody
Mandi and I Christmas day
Brian opening his PJ's Christmas Eve
My mom, Tayler, Melody and me
Tayler before opening his PJ's
Dad and Chase having a blast Christmas morning!
Chase and I
Brian as a sheperd at CPCC's nativity
Tayler giving his gift to Chase...so sweet!
Cousins, Addison and Ty with Chase on the Smart Toys cars
Julia and Chase playing!
Family playing Risk
Chase in his ball pit
Baking cookies with Daddy
Jackson and Chase
We had a great Christmas. On Christmas Eve, we did our usual traditions. We opened Pj's, baked cookies and attended CPCC's service. This year, Brian acted as a sheperd in the live nativity. He tells a funny story about getting into character and reigning the sheep back in the stable...Oh Brian and his stories!
Christmas day, we woke up, opened gifts and enjoyed cinammon rolls. I did a lot of cooking for our lunch with the Hill's and Johnsons. We had a wonderful lunch and afterwards left for Knoxville.
In Knoxville, we saw everyone from my mom and dad to my aunt and cousins. It was a really good time. It was an awesome feeling to look around the room and see that everyone there was your family. We dont get that often. It seems as we are getting older, we are reconnecting with extended family and that is a great feeling.
We ended up catching a stomach bug at the end of the trip that was absolutely brutal but we are on the mend now.
How was your Christmas?