Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Christmas 2016

Christmas was so fun this year.  Casey was off for several days before Christmas and the entire week following.  It was such a great break and time to "reset" after a crazy November and December.  Let's talk about Christmas!

As tradition dictates, we went down to Deedee and Papaw's house on Christmas Eve.  We were joined by Bryan and Morgan, Morgan and Nick, Emmy and Grandad, and Chris.  The kids were super excited and ready to get started!

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The obligatory stocking picture!


Syd was pumped about some new soccer cleats!


After we were thoroughly spoiled, we headed home to get ready for Santa! 



Santa delivered!  The kids were up before 6:00 to see the goods.  He brought all of the kids a basketball goal that was set up on the driveway!

 Clare also got a fuzzy, zebra desk chair. 



Jane got a new backpack and lunchbox. 

Graham got a basketball and a new movie.

And Sydney got a new scooter!

We enjoyed our family Christmas that morning, opening gifts from each other.  Jane gave Casey this coffee mug that says "best dad ever!"


After we finished up, we headed over to LoLo and Pop's house.  Nathan, Megan and Brody, Jennifer and Mamma were all there waiting for us! 


After we took the family picture, we enjoyed the day.  We did stockings, had our traditional Christmas brunch, opened presents, and then had a delicious dinner.  We had a really nice day together, and we headed home exhausted!

The following week was spent being totally lazy!  It was such a gift to have Casey home for the entire time.  We played games, watched movies, played lots of basketball,


enjoyed our new "toys"


and just got to catch up om family time.  It was the perfect way to end the year!  Happy 2017!