Like I said before, I spent a lot of time with Gran while I was at home. We made two trips to Walmart, I learned how to peel celery, and I helped her wrap a couple gifts. Every year, on Christmas Eve night, we meet at Gran's house for dinner and gifts, and this year as no different. It was, however, so much more special. We realized just how lucky we are to have our Gran.
Anthony and I at Gran's
My cousin Lane opening his gift from James
We spent the night at Mom and Dad's and woke up for gifts from Santa. Santa was very good to us all this year! Christmas Day, Mom's brother and his family come over to our house for lunch and gifts. I have to say, this is my favorite holiday meal. My mom was a Home Ec. teacher for 17 years, so she makes everything from scratch. I hope someday to learn how to prepare this meal like she does. We always have smoked turkey (she actually buys this from a man she works with, but it is amazing), broccoli rice casserole, sweet potato casserole, macaroni and cheese, homemade rolls and pecan pie. She has a few other things, but these are my favorites! I should have gotten a picture, but I couldn't wait to dig in!
Our family on Christmas Day
The day after Christmas, we met up with Anthony's family for lunch, gifts and visiting. We are really excited because next year, there will be a new addition to this side of the family! We are also hoping that next year we will live closer to home and can start a new tradition in our own place.
Rylie hopes so, too. All of the Christmas excitement wore her out!