Bryan and I had a great Christmas holiday. It was filled with family, fun, and relaxation. I really enjoyed the slower pace we had this year. I think it helped to leave work at noon on Christmas Eve and then I had the next 2 full days off. Counting the weekend, I had 4 1/2 days off; like a mini-vacation.
We started our Christmas Eve at Granny's house and then she went with us over the Bryan's MeMaw's to eat Taco Salad and participate in Dirty Santa (with good gifts). I love these pictures of Bryan and I with our grandmas. My other grandparents live in Oregon and MeMaw is the only grandparent Bryan has left so we are really trying to savor every moment we have with them.
(This one was actually taken Christmas Day)
On Christmas Eve we were blessed with this sunset at Granny's:The weather was amazing and mind boggling all at the same time!! I think it was in the 70s on Friday!!
After our Christmas Eve at MeMaw's Bryan and I spent the night at his parents and we opened our gifts from them on Christmas Eve. Bryan's mom does a fabulous stocking for me. My stocking often costs more than a wrapped gift because she gets nice "undergarments" from VS. (I'm trying to type code here! :> ). This year though she fooled us only briefly and this was the only thing we each had in our stockings:
A lump of coal!!
Don't laugh at my stocking. It's been my stocking since Bryan and I were dating in high school and he "decorated" it in 1995!!
Donna did eventually bring out a sack full of things for us. I think she meant these for a joke but I kind of like my new sun shades:
You can't tell but they have OU on the side. Boomer Sooner!!
On Christmas Eve Bryan and I went to Granny's for breakfast and she made fabulous biscuits, gravy, sausage, coffee, and juice!!! No one, absolutely no one can make biscuits like Granny!
On Friday morning, Donna, her friend Gayla, and I went into Ada and hit the 50% off sale at Hallmark. I was able to get nice lined paper for $2.50. The engineer in my husband insisted I get the paper that had the grid on the back so he could properly and evenly line everything up when he wraps! I got packages of bows for 50% off. It was a great bargain day!!
On Friday night, we drove back home to the city and spent Friday evening with my family. My sister bought our nephew, Jackson, a train set and he was enthralled with it. Bryan and I loved watching Jackson.
I didn't get many pictures at Jennifer's but I did get this one of Bryan and our nephew Will. Will is such a loving boy and I think he loved our gift. I broke down and bought him an OSU t-shirt and camo pj pants. It was a sacrifice for me, but I was willing to do it for family.
On Saturday, my cousin James came up from Texas. Whitney and Jesse came over to visit us too! We all enjoyed playing with Jesse. (I had to cut Bryan out of this picture because......you guessed it, his eyes were closed!)
I hope everyone had a great holiday!