We were very blessed with having a great Christmas, several times! We have great families and feel so thankful for the generous Christmases we had. We had Christmas with the Webb's on 12/23 and then went to my parents on Christmas Eve and spent the next few days in Kilgore.
At Papa Jim and G-Lana's. Does it look like Christmas or what?
Sweet little Emily loved playing with all of Jacob's new trucks
Playing with G-Lana. Where else but the kitchen floor!
Christmas Eve. Back in the day, we used to go to Midnight Mass, pre-kids of course. Then we started going to 6pm Mass. This year we went to 4pm on Christmas Eve. With 5 little ones, finding the best time to go before everyone is hungry for dinner and tired is key! So 4 pm it was and it worked out great!
My sweet parents
The Paniagua's + Oscar's brother, Fernando
Spreading the reindeer food that Jacob and I made
Christmas morning...awaiting Santa's surprises
Santa brought Jacob and Luke a tunnel/tent and an Easel board, among other things.
Checking out his new race car track
Jacob as Super Why
Loving his new baseball glove
For as long as I can remember we have gone to Rusk on Christmas Day to spend the rest of the day with the Eckel's. We usually go down early afternoon and have a great Christmas meal with most of the aunts/uncles and cousins followed by a gift exchange. And for as long as I can remember my Grandpa has worn this red shirt and Santa hat every Christmas day! He recently fell and broke his hip and got out of rehab just days before Christmas. We are so thankful he is doing much better and he is very determined to keep going and not let this keep him down. He is 87 years old and still travels, hunts, drives and of course drinks his beer. He is such a great person and I'm so thankful for him!
Back at home. They both got slippers and surprisingly Luke loves wearing his. He got Elmo and Jacob got giraffes.
Since we were in Kilgore on Christmas Eve, we missed the snow but when we got back 2 days later, the boys had fun playing in what was left.