Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas Cheer!

 The past two day were a whirlwind of activity. We snapped a family shot before we ran out the door Saturday for a Christmas Eve luncheon with Chuck's mom. 

Mike and Donna (Chuck's mom and stepdad)

 After the lunch and gifts it was time to celebrate a Christmas Eve birthday. There were 14 of us that had dinner at a steakhouse for my dads 67th year. We missed the Chistmas Eve church service and spent some time driving around looking at lights. 
 There is no place like home! I love pulling into the drive and seeing our lights shinning out. 

 Once Megan was asleep the rest of the gifts were brought out. Yes, that is a coconut you see. Megan will ask for one almost everytime she is at the grocery with me. I will say it isn't on the list or not in the budget. Now she finally has a coconut!

 This was my gift. Surprised is an understatement! This has been on my want list for years. Although can't guarantee that my pictures will be better.  Sometimes it is the operator and not the equipment. ;)
 We joined Chuck's dad for lunch and to celebrate his birthday. Yes, my dad has a birthday Christmas Eve and my father-in-law Christmas Day. How crazy is that!

 Then it was off to my parents to celebrate with my family. 
 I know that some will read this and think it is crazy to do all of this in two days. I will admit that in the past I have struggled with it. A wise person told me to embrace it because life is short and as time passes love ones pass on and these times will be missed. That has stuck with me and changed my perspective. 

I enjoyed every moment with the ones I love as we made memories and celebrated the greatest gift of all - our Savior!


  1. Wonderful post! I am so happy for you and your family!

  2. Beautiful memories you made. What wise words about enjoying the "Holiday Rush" because life is short. I love your camera. How wonderful!!

  3. What wonderful Christmas you had! Blessings to your New Year!


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