Since we have families that live over five hours apart, with families that both celebrate the big holiday on Christmas Eve, the hubby and I have compromised that we do every other year at eachother's families. This year was our year to be with my family in Cincinnati, Ohio. We got there on the 23rd and since I (and my sister and brother) haven't changed since I was a little kid, I wanted to open presents. The opening not being nearly as fun as the giving as I've gotten older. So we went to town with our family gift exchange before bed! Christmas Eve was spent with my mom's side of the family - family, lots of kiddies, a fun gift exchange, tons of great food and good times. It is, without a doubt, my favorite day of the entire year. It always has been. Christmas morning, it was fun to watch Wiliam open presents from Santa! We stayed another few days before heading back to Illinois, and it was wonderful - some wedding planning for my sister, a trip to the Cincinnati museum center with Adam, overall relaxing.
Hope everyone also had wonderful holidays and happy new year!!
Hanging with Grandpa
The newly engaged couple
"It's a....it's a....A BOX!!"
First music lesson with Uncle Jordan
"Santa? You still coming tonight?"
Hurry, snap the shot with Auntie Mel before meltdown...
Christmas morning snuggles with mom
Hugs for Grandma