Saturday, December 29, 2012

christmas 2012 (post 3)

Christmas Day: We slept in!!! Peter and I got up around 8:30, and Nathan finally rolled out of bed after 9. Definitely another advantage of having older kids!
Nathan opened all of his gifts from Santa, and loved everything, but the surprise gift we got him was his absolute favorite....
Nathan takes after his Dad when it comes to being hard to surprise, but we managed to sneak this gift in without him knowing about it and he hasn't taken them off since!
We had a simple breakfast of muffins and coffee. Mom and Dad normally come over early for breakfast, but I think everyone was just too worn out this year to even do breakfast.
Our niece Addison stopped by mid-day with her mom, Shelli & family, and Peter's Mom, and my Mom and Dad came over later too.
Nathan went with Kayla to visit her family, then joined everyone for dinner at Peter's brother's house at 5. After dinner, we made a quick stop to see what Santa had brought Lacee, then called it a night and headed home.
Logan and Lindsey spent the holidays with her family- still on cloud nine from their engagement! :O) Logan had to leave for work at 2 a.m. to catch his flight to Tampa. He was not anxious to go back to work, but at least he was able to be home for Christmas this year.
at Ocean City Festival of Lights
December 26: Julie and Derek arrived today. The weather was horrible, a windy & rainy day, but once they got settled in, we exchanged gifts, got caught up and enjoyed spending some time together.
Derek made this for Peter who is a Rudolph fan...awesome job!
I believe Mom was demonstrating how to make a snow angel...LOL
We headed back to Peter's brother's house for dinner, but this time, we were in for a TEXAS SIZE FEAST! Shelli's boyfriend Peter cooked an amazing dinner on the grill for 18 of us! Best.Steak.Ever!!!
I had left my camera home because it was pouring, but I hated that I didn't get any pictures!
We are so blessed!!  I am very grateful for my family and the time we got to spend together over the holiday season. This was definitely a different year, a Senior Trip to Disney for Nathan and his classmates a week before Christmas, and Logan and Lindsey's engagement. This Christmas will be hard to top......but looking forward to seeing what 2013 holds for our family!

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