This was by far the best Christmas we've had as a family. Mainly because Lane had LOTS of time off so we were able to do just what we wanted. Everything seemed to go so smoothly and according to plan which led to stress free days. We hosted Lane's family at our house on the 23rd. Something special we tried out was doing a service project. We collected items and made up little Christmas bags for them. The kids enjoyed it and it was nice.
Christmas Eve we watched a Christmas movie, make cookies for Santa, went to look at Christmas lights and had a Christmas story before bed.
Christmas morning fell on a Sunday this year. Bennett work up at 6am which gave me time to get ready and stick the cinnamon rolls in the oven all before getting the kids up. Then it was time to see what Santa brought. He was very generous this year. Sleeping bags for everyone. Elliot got a smart watch that does all sorts of things. Davis got a Star Wars space ship that flies. And Perry got a ballerina Barbie. After we ate breakfast, Mom received a text message from Santa himself saying that he left 1 more present for the children upstairs. We were all surprised to find a new air hockey table! Next it was off to church where we had a great Christmas service. When we got home we opened the rest of the presents from mom and dad. They were very generous this year too.
Later that day, Dad finally had to go to work. So we said goodbye to him and headed to Grammy and Poppy's for lunch and presents. The kids loved playing with the cousins as always and lots of wonderful gifts were given. We hung out there as long as we could before heading home. It was a perfect Christmas for us this year.