Christmas #1.5: December 24. The LaTour's
I had a special gift for my best friend and her family so I went upto their house Christmas Eve morning to drop it off. We had a good time hanging out in our jammies and chatting over coffee. Man, I love this family!
Christmas #2: December 24. Appetizers @ Grandma Loretta's HouseAfter the Christmas Eve service at church we headed to Jared's Granmda's house. I haven't had the chance to get to know the Moon side of the family really. It was nice to hang out with them and chat for a while. It was a relaxed evening with appetizers, plenty of joking around and some really beautiful Christmas Trees! Jared's Grandma had a tree in each room of her house. Well, except the bathroom.. I don't know that for sure because I didn't go in there during our visit. I am a little jealous of those trees. Some day I will have a house where I have little trees in different rooms, alldifferent themes. jared's second cousin, Amy, was the youngest there and she tore into those gifts like they were on fire. It was adorable. She was so excited and I loved watching her eyes light up when she opened her little sewing machine.
Christmas #3: December 25. Lunch at Uncle Pete's House.
We cruised up to Encinitas to join Lynn's side of the family at Pete's house. There were about a million kinds of cookies and goodies on the table. I know what you are thinking though..Shannon got her baking on. But, I DIDN'T DO IT! It was Lynn.. she did it! Somehow I managed to make only two desserts. It's a miracle, I know. There were appetizers, cookies, brownies, and sandwhich fixings. Sooo yummy! Jared's cousin, Kasey, put on a little show for us. She played a few songs on her piano then sang a couple. She started singing "Silent Night". The words hit her and she was moved to tears. Heck, I was moved to tears. The first Christmas without their grandpa.. It was tough for allof them. It was a beautiful day though. To top it off, the Chargers had a BIG win and it doesn't get much better than that!
Christmas #3.5: Just us at my house.
We exchanged gifts at my place that night and just hung out for a bit. I got a BEAUTIFUL heart necklace and I love it! I willprobably never take it off. It was a great way to end the day.. together, watching TV and just relaxing.
Christmas #4: December 26. My Parent's House.