Since Peter graduated from college I've only been back to FL Christmas one other time, 5 years ago when Chris and I had been married for a year and it was a Smith rotation. So it was extremely important to me that we take Sarah to FL for Christmas this year. At first there was concern that Pete and his family wouldn't be able to go, but thankfully it all worked out and our entire family was together for the first time for Christmas in years.
Grandma makes all the stockings. Everyone's is just slightly different from the others. And you can see Baby Sarah got her stocking this year, it's down there on the right side next to mine and Chris's as opposed to Aunt Sarah's that's on the left.
So we commenced with our traditional Christmas activities.
And Grandpa fell in love with my Nook. He read the entire new John Grisham novel in 2 days. Since he was enjoying the book so much there was less dueling tvs.
Christmas morning cuddling with daddy waiting to open presents.
Grandma made Sarah some adorable outfits.
Logan loved his gifts.
Aunt Sarah helped Sarah open presents.
A book! I love books!
The reason why I'm opposed to Christmas morning pictures. From now on I'm showering and putting on real clothes.
This year, since it was costing everyone a fortune to travel to FL, we decided not to exchange gifts and instead played As Seen on TV themed Dirty Santa. It was fantastic! Uncle Steve and Aunt Peggy came over with Stetson and McKenzie and so we had 17 gifts to steal and swap around. It was a hoot!
It was a great trip and we had a great time! Merry Christmas to all!