Have yourself a Merry Christmas.
It’s amazing how time flies these days. It’s Christmas time again. Are you traveling to see family and friends and spend time with them this holiday season? Or, are you staying home and host a big Christmas Party? Whichever it is, I bet it’s going be a wonderful event for everyone.
As for me and my family, we are celebrating Christmas Day at my parents-in-law’s home in Tyler. While making this post, my dear husband is currently prepping the brisket to put in the oven in a few for tomorrow’s Christmas Day dinner.
This Christmas Eve, we attended the church service at 6:00 P.M. When we got home after church and had dinner, we started the party. The children could not wait to open their Christmas presents. So after dinner, we head on and started the Christmas Party. They started opening gifts from the youngest kid to the oldest. Boy, they were so excited and anxious!
Opening Christmas presents.
So, the young ones had a great time opening their presents. I think everybody loved the stuff they got from the family. K was so excited to see if Santa will give her nice gifts for Christmas. We brought the reindeer food she received from the class Christmas Party at school since we’re at the grandparents’ house. We had to make sure Santa will stop by and drop off her presents. 🙂 Na-Na helped her scatter the reindeer food in the backyard. (FYI: Reindeer food is a mixture of oatmeal and glitters or sparkles.)
After the kids’ unwrapping presents, it was adults turn to open gifts and play the White Elephant Gift Exchange. We missed my brother-in-law and his wife in this year’s family Christmas Party because they’re both sick. Nephew M is in Florida and niece M and her family will be coming over tomorrow, Christmas Day.
It was a fun evening. So thankful for family, love, time, and the blessings we received all year.
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Christmas Party at my dear friend Dar’s residence in Benbrook, TX.
Gifts for the White Elephant game.
Candle-lighting in the church during the worship service. Christmas Eve 2014
Merry Christmas! How was your day? Ours was great. Celebrating the Holidays at our folks’ place is always nice. Lots of food and fun company. The kids had a blast opening their Christmas presents last night. And my darling daughter got something very nice.
But before all of that, we attended the worship service on Christmas Eve. The kids, especially DD, paid attention and joined the singing during the service. Like last year, all the children who were at the service were given a special memento. It’s an ornament of different designs made with small white and gold beads. My daughter was so happy.
When we got home after the worship service, we had a great Christmas Eve dinner. As always, mom cooked delicious food. The anxious girls and boys couldn’t wait to open their gifts. 🙂
“I wonder which ones are mine?” – K
Well, we didn’t let them wait too long so we went ahead with the opening presents. Mom and Dad gave them a system in opening their gifts – from the youngest to the eldest grandchild. Like I mentioned, Kaye received something special from her aunt, uncle, and cousins. It was the biggest gift wrapped on the left. It was a great Christmas Eve.
We helped daddy with the assembly. 🙂
Kaye was very happy and excited about her new Barbie Dream House Dollhouse. She wanted to play with it last night but my husband said we’ll assemble it at home and she can play with it when we get home.
My youngest sister’s graduation in college.
Congratulations to my youngest sister. She graduated from college a couple of months ago. Graduating from college is the biggest accomplishment for my sister so far. It’s unbelievable how the years flew by so fast. Seemed like she just enrolled in first year college last year. Now she already have her diploma in Bachelor of Science in Nursing. We are very proud of my sister D.
Few weeks after her graduation day, the packages I shipped has been delivered at my parents’. Inside the packages were Christmas presents, clothing, kids’ shoes, body and bath essentials, personal care items, and graduation gifts (for my sister). My niece and nephews were anxiously waiting for them to arrive. I was glad that the packages were delivered without issues.
On the other hand, my sister sent me a text message letting me know that they already got the presents and stuff and she thanked me for the cute maxi dress we gave her. It’s one of the graduation gifts we sent her. To match the dress, she also received a pair of sandals.
My sister was very happy with her presents. My niece and nephews were too. They got to open their belated Christmas presents in June. 🙂
My Christmas gifts: Flowers from DD and the electronics are from DH. I love them all!
Well, I didn’t expect dear husband will give me a new laptop. I guess it is time to replace the other one that my DD dropped recently. Yes my friends. You are right! It’s time for replacement. Thanks so much to the hubby for being so thoughtful and understanding always. Now I will be very much careful with this one. And a nice new Samsung digital camera is awesome. This will surely help me take good pictures of my darling daughter, photos for blogs and for the items I have for sale online. Awesome!
DD got a new bicycle with training wheels and a tent. Dear husband and I set up the tent and the bike as soon as DD went to bed on Christmas Eve after opening her presents. She didn’t noticed them when she woke up early in the morning yesterday and walked to our bedroom to snuggle with us (the usual). It was 10:00 A.M. when she finally noticed her gifts from Santa. She was very happy to see the bicycle. What’s funny was DH asked where the tent came from. DD answered in question, “From the pick up?” I laughed because she thought I bought the tent from a garage sale online then I went and picked it up.
Anyway, besides the usual mess in the our living room with toys and stuff, the new ones were added to the clutters. But it feels good too see our little girl enjoyed opening her gifts and playing with her toys and so proud that they came from the people who love her. Of course, she wanted more presents from Santa. That’s what she said while we were saying our prayers last night. 🙂 Ah, 3-year-olds.
The elephant tent. So cute!
Her first Christmas stocking.
And then what we gave Santa as a Christmas present is a nice polo shirt from his favorite designer brand. He liked it! We made Santa happy too. 🙂