Part 1- Pueblo
Last week we went to Pueblo to do an early Christmas with Matt's family. They will be in New York for Christmas. Elie loves going down there, her uncles dote on her. We had a Christmas dinner of lasagna that was awesome. We opened gifts and gave my favorite present of the year: a marine dog. Matt's bro Luke is over seas right now, so we made his parents a dog in a Marine outfit at build a bear. We recorded a message from Luke to wish his parents a merry Christmas. it turned out great and was a big hit. Elie and her Grandpa read "What God wants for Christmas".
Part 2- Ross Family Christmas with friends
On Christmas eve, we celebrated Christmas with my family and our good friends the McHams who were in town for a few days. We started with a brunch at my sister Amanda's house which was fabulous! We opened presents and then took the kids home for much needed naps. When the kids woke up, we all met up at dad's church for the 4pm service. Elie loved the candles and the music. We then went to Dad's house to do dinner and stockings. The kids were beat by bedtime.
Part 3- Crocker Family Christmas
We had Christmas morning with just our family, mom and dad. It was really nice. We started with the birth of Jesus, moved on to stocking and presents. We had a wonderful breakfast of waffels with home-made peach jam, eggs with green chilie and juice. The girls loved it. We have a family tradition of 3 gifts each, just like Jesus got. Somehow, we still end up with tons of stuff. I got a fabulous cook book from Matt's folks in CA with all kinds of really cool cup cake ideas. Can't wait to try it out, and I just happen to know of some little one who has a birthday comming up!