Our first stop was Nannie & Gramps. We drove through the Livingston Light Show, ate great Mexican food, Chinese gift exchange, and had Nannie's fun great-grandkid presentation! After Nannie's we celebrated Keith & Rhiannon's marriage with family & friends. We ate gumbo (yum!), let their adorable boys entertain us, and just had fun. The rest of the week was spent playing nerf wars, eating amazing food, DVD gift exchange, (an attempted) Nativity Play, shootin' guns, and game night. Enjoy some pictures from our wonderful Christmas!
Nannie & Gramps
Nannie telling the sweet story about the orphan & the gift of an orange
Trav & Aaron looking mischievous after shooting an orange floating on the lake!
Our sweet Princess
It was quite the adventure with the newest addition of 3 adorable boys and two Princesses. Sadly Annabelle got sick the day everyone came in and wasn't her perky self but we still enjoyed the holiday with our sick angel. Enjoy our family pictures!
Pine cone hunt for Danielle's wedding
She's doing a winter wonderland theme and Mom is going to glitter pine cones!
She "paid" the kids 1 M&M per pine cone
(obviously the bribe didn't work on Annabelle's since she's just watching the boys hard at work!)
Christmas Eve Night
DVD gift exchange, Delicious food, Ticket to Ride (new favorite game!), & tons of laughs:)
The DVD gift exchange is one of our favorite parts of Christmas! Mom & Dad collect movies throughout the year, wrap them up, and then we do a Chinese gift exchange with the "adults" in the family. You can either open a new movie or steal an opened one, and after 3 owners the DVD is yours! Believe me, there's plotting going on between couples and it gets quite heated/comical when two people want the same movie!
Christmas "Morning" (Sunday Dec 23rd)
Aaron, Janene, "Banna"
Trav, Me, Annabelle
We opened stockings first and when Annabelle found her Thomas the Train toothpaste nothing else mattered! She wanted to brush her teeth RIGHT then! We couldn't distract her with the bubble bath, giant reese's cup, or Princess shoes she got and so she brushed her teeth at least 3x that day;)
Keith, Rhiannon, Cy, Seth, Joshy
The Nativity... presented by amateurs;)