Aniston's preschool had a Christmas program on December 10. They made the cutest little reindeer shirts at school for the program. The program itself was just precious.
My grandparents are huge fans of traditional, background-type photographs. We never have those kinds of pictures done, so as part of their Christmas gift this year, we took the girls for a session and gave them some framed prints.
We took the girls to see Santa a few days before Christmas. We made a night of it and went to dinner with the McCumbers, just like we did last year.
Between juggling life with two kids and going back to work after Thanksgiving, things were really hectic and I didn't wrap a single present before the 23rd. Huge mistake. B and I made the most of it, though, and stayed up until 2am eating popcorn, watching Christmas Vacation, and wrapping. It was a late night, and wrapping is not my favorite thing to do by any stretch of the imagination, but I loved the time we spent together. In all the holiday craziness, it was a little time for just the two of us.
Our Christmas gatherings started on Christmas Eve at 12:30, and we attended three on Christmas Eve, two on Christmas Day, and one the day after Christmas. Whew! It was busy, but so fun, and we're very thankful to have so much family to celebrate with. We are blessed beyond measure.
It was fun to open presents, and even more fun to watch our girls, but the best part of Christmas this year was listening to Aniston tell the Christmas story and sing songs about the birth of Jesus. We're so thankful for a merciful savior, and the true meaning of Christmas!