We were supposed to leave Friday after the kids got out of school to go to Texarkana. However, I got the flu the day before and still wasn't quite feeling well and running fever. We finally decided to go Saturday morning though, and got there before lunch with my mom's side of the family. There were quite a few others that couldn't be there for different reasons so the crew was smaller than normal. We still had lots of good food and enjoyed being together!
Wes, Tristen, Derek, Tyler, and Uncle Mark. I am pretty sure they were talking sports.
Mom and Jeff.
Layton and Ellie.
Sweet Emory. She is a doll!
Hayden and Jolie.
My parents got a basketball goal for the kids. Everyone enjoyed shooting some hoops after lunch.
Some of the boys--Hayden, Lincoln, Eric, and Jaxon.
The kids played dirty Santa and then the adults did it too. Aunt Suz opening her ornament.
Kris decided he'd be silly and get a stupid ornament and put an even stupider picture of himself in it. He thought that my aunts and cousins would all get a kick out of it. But wouldn't you know my dad was the one who ended up with his ornament. Haha!!
Kris printed out a big picture to give to the person that got the ornament so they could enjoy it all year long he said. He is such a goober. He has too much time on his hands I guess and enjoys playing with iPhone apps a bit too much.
Hannah and Addison did their usual crafts. They made themselves mustaches.
After all the family left, Layton really wanted to ride the four wheeler so Pappaw took him for a ride. He loves his Pappaw.
That night we decided to open presents. The kids were so excited. They were all really fun to watch this year. I loved it. Loved seeing their smiles and happiness.
Lincoln got a big remote control car from Uncle Jeff.
Mimi and Pappaw got Hannah a cute thing to put her jewelry and earrings on. She needed one!
Jeff checking out his stuff.
Mom and Dad got me a pretty Brighton charm bracelet and some money! Jeff got me 3 charms to go on it. Wes got me a gift card.
The kids' school had a thing called the Penquin Patch a few weeks before Christmas break. It was a little store where the kids could bring money from home and go Christmas shopping for family members. They had cheap little items that kids could choose from. I thought this was the neatest idea. The kids were very excited to come home with their presents and wrap them themselves and put them under the tree.
Hannah got Pappaw a tape measure. Cutest thing ever! Lincoln got him a little calendar book.
Mimi got a lipstick holder from Hannah and a calculator from Lincoln. They were very excited to give them their gifts. It was wonderful!!
Hannah got a Monopoly game from Mimi and Pappaw. We have played it and it is quite fun. They liked it.
Layton got some farm animal figurines and a tractor with a trailer from Mimi and Pappaw.
He loves tractors!
Star Wars Legos from Uncle Wes. Linc has already put it together. It was a pretty challenging one too.
Uncle Jeff got a front door welcome mat for his new house.
We got Mimi a few of her favorite things. I saw this idea on Pinterest.
It was just random things like a picture of her favorite grandkids, a book (she loves to read), a bulb to plant because she loves to garden, some peanut M&Ms, a heated throw because she likes to keep warm, a coffee mug, and a JCPenney gift card.
Uncle Jeff got Layt some trains and train tracks.
Hannah got a camera/video camera from Uncle Wes. She was surprised!
She ran over to him to say thank you! She loves her some Uncle Wes and Uncle Jeff!
We gave Pappaw the Duck Commander book. It was such a hit at the Keim's Christmas and I enjoyed it so much. I figured Dad would like it. He got some cologne, a gift card, and another book too.
Checking out the tornado maker.
We had a great Christmas. Very blessed. Monday morning was my birthday so we had a birthday breakfast. Mom got me a pretty sweater and a gift card. Kris surprised me and got me an iPhone 5. I wasn't expecting it! We headed home after that and were excited to get to spend Christmas morning at home!!