25 DecChristmas 2018

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.     Luke 2:10-19

Although this may not be the actual day of the year when our Savior was born over 2,000 years ago, it is the day that we celebrate one of the most amazing gifts that God has ever given his children. Happy Birthday Jesus! Thank you God for the great love you gave to us when you allowed your child to be born as a sweet, little, innocent baby. While it is easy to get lost in the commercialization of Christmas, I pray our children know the real reason for this holiday and enjoy being in the presence of our Savior we celebrate today. Christmas Day is a day for PJs and family so we spent the day in pajamas with our family. :). Love low key days just getting to spend sweet time together.  

 Ivy and mommy woke up at 3:30 and Santa had already come but mommy held Ivy off waking up the rest of the house until 5:45


Mommy and Ivy snuggled a little bit after she took her initial inspection of what Santa had left. Of course, when she started to fall back asleep she decided she better stand on her head and play so she would be up when her sister woke up or it was ready to wake her up

At 5:45 we went and woke up Leia and Chris 
Both gilries started looking at what Santa brought as they waited to be able to go wake Grandpa and Deedee; Chris told us we had to wait until a little after 6 to wake them

Cupcake left them a surprise until next year

Morning selfie

Love the difference in the way they look in their stocking



LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our homemade cards!  

The girlies had fun playing with their new toys while the adults started opening their gifts 
Adult present time, sweet Ivy came to help

We surprised Deedee this year! We got her a painting when we were on the cruise and Grandpa got her a golf club 🙂
After playing a little bit the girlies chilled. The early morning may have been catching up with sweet Ivy

Pile on daddy

We headed to Mimi’s for family brunch that morning  

The girls sorted presents as soon as we finished eating 
This year we opted for everyone to take turns to see what each other recieved instead of a opening frenzy and not seeing reactions 


After presents we chilled most the day in our PJs with a very low key day. Very few pictures were taken as our phones were not out. The girls played, we all watched hallmark, Chris and Mark put together a foosball table (it took over 3 hours maybe 4), Mimi cooked a yummy dinner, and we all were thankful to be together



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