After having a fabulous Christmas Eve morning, we topped off the day, by hosting Christmas Eve for our families at our home. This year, Matt's Aunt and cousins joined us, as well as my mom, brother and sister in law, and Matt's mom and stepdad. We had hoped for his Dad and stepmom to make it, BUT the snow made it a little too much for them to get here from DeSoto, so next year, we're hoping they can spend Christmas Eve with us.
It was so much fun. I know it's no secret in our families, how close Gretchen and I are, but for those of you who don't know....she's the bonus that I got by marrying Matt. Seriously, she's awesome, and I consider her to be one of my bestest friends ever. We just click. It's awesome...and thankfully we both have Sprint or our cel phone bills would be outrageous!
I have to say that we are a lively bunch. It was so so much fun. I have missed getting together with them on Christmas Eve (this used to be the family tradition prior to Matt's grandfather's death, and after that we just did a special Christmas with them seperately), however this year we said to heck with it and invited everyone up. Sure, the snow put a little kink in our plans, but everyone arrived safe and sound and we all ate, drank, and were merry (some of us a little more than others!)!
Sydney and Olivia had a BLAST, they were super cute and a little spoiled since Mommy and Daddy broke ALL the rules and let them just eat all the yummy food that we had for Christmas Eve instead of a nice normal healthy dinner like always! Hey, sometimes you have to live a little! :)
A picture of our beautiful Christmas Tree! :)
Taking the Bow out of her hair!
Notice the precious Mickey Mouse in her hands.....
As I stated earlier, Christmas Eve was amazing, now we just have to wait and see if Hermie the Elf reported to Santa that Sydney and Olivia need to be on the NICE list or the NAUGHTY list!