I always grew up traveling for Christmas, but my parents always made sure we had our own special gift exchange before or after our trip with the extended family. Now that I'm married, we had two gift exchanges/Christmas celebrations in our hometown before we left for Palm Springs.
I know Christmas is about Jesus' birth and everything, but can I just be honest and say that I'm glad He lets me open presents on His birthday?
In other words, I totally love Christmas for the presents.
We drove down after Ian got off work to spend a couple hours with my family.
They ordered our favorite pizza (American Dream), as usual when we come to town!
Greyer was ticked that he didn't get any.
My sister is such a good auntie. She is just obsessed with her little nephew!
A couple days prior to this visit, Ian and I took Greyer to the mall to see Santa. When we saw how outrageous the price was for one print, we decided to forgo meeting Mall Santa and made my dad dress up instead.
I know this pic is totally blurry, but that pretty much sums up the experience and I am glad we didn't spend $25 for this.
Greyer passed out and the rest of us opened presents.
My mom always makes the house so cozy for Christmas!
Next we were on to my in-law's house where we met up with all of Ian's siblings (two sisters and a brother). My mom in-law had some really fun Christmas decor as well!
Greyer only has two cousins (both boys) and this was our first time meeting the youngest cousin, Rhett, since they live in Texas.
This was our first time spending the night away from home with Greyer and it was quite interesting.
He did well considering we were in a house full of people.
I'm proud of the little guy!
Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas!
I will be sharing pics from our actual Christmas in Palm Springs next week along with my New Years resolutions!