About El Momma

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Eve with the Grands

Every family has their traditions. Even if they don't have "traditional" traditions, I believe that they still have them. In our family, we want to spend time during the holidays with both sets of grandparents, all of our nieces and nephews, brothers, sisters and in-laws. It's important to us. We both grew up spending holidays with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Those are some of our dearest memories. Yes, we want to create special memories with our immediate family, but we also want to make time for our extended families. We believe our children will value this greatly when they are older. They already love it. We are on a Christmas rotation with all of our in-laws. Meaning that one year we spend Christmas eve with my parents and family. And, that year, we spend Christmas day with my husband's family. All of his sisters and their families also are on the same schedule with their in-laws, so we are all with the grandparents at the same time. This year, after our Christmas Eve church service, we celebrated Christmas eve with my mom and dad and my side of the family. Here are a few pics from that very special evening...Group shot to come later...
Annual Ornament from Aunt Bubba~!
Happy Birthday Jesus Cake!
Present time, sweet husband and dear Trinity
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
Loving their Grandmother
Leeland, loving Christmastime
Look, Momma! I found a present...
Maddux, helping.
El Momma and Baby L
Beautiful Patricia, opening a present, nearly identical to the one she picked out for me! Great minds, I guess. :-)
Birthday party time
Sweet cousins
with Momma's cabbage patch dolls, Evelyn and Roderick

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