Friday morning the festivities began! We had breakfast with their great grandparents and then exchanged presents with the Holt's and Grandpa and Grandma. Mason and Reagan were in heaven. It was just enough to get them even more excited for what was to come. The Holt's headed home that afternoon and we had a nice quiet dinner with Grandma and Grandpa. As we were getting ready to put Mason to bed, there was a knock on the door and we opened it to hear Carolers. I have never had Carolers come to my door definitely a benefit of living in a small town. It was a wonderful surprise and a great way to remember the true meaning of the season.
On Saturday morning we headed to have breakfast with the Marlowe's- including their great-grandma, great Uncle, great Aunt, Gram, Uncle Bryan and Aunt Michelle. Great Uncle David was in from California and this was his first time meeting Reagan. It took Mase a little while to warm up but once he did- he had a blast hanging with David. They shared a love for video taping and picture taking! After breakfast we headed to Grams to exchange gifts with her and Uncle Bryan and Aunt Michelle. We spent the afternoon packing the car back up and getting ready to head back to Knoxville. Before heading out, we stopped by the Becky and Johnny's to enjoy Christmas with the Short's. We had dinner and visited with even more cousins before putting on our PJ's and getting in the car at 7pm to make the drive back to Knoxville.
This is our first year trying to do Christmas Eve in Winchester and then heading back to Knoxville for Christmas and I have to say it worked out great. The drive back was quiet and uneventful. Traffic was moving and for the most part, both of our kiddos slept. Although right before heading out, Mason realized he never sent Santa a Christmas list and insisted on writing one. (Luckily, he fell asleep a few minutes later). We made it home in a little over 2 hours and both of the kids fell right back to sleep giving Santa the whole night to come.
Christmas morning we woke Mason and Reagan up at 8:30 because they were both still sound asleep. Santa was great to Mason and Reagan as were all our family and friends. Mason was PUMPED to open presents, see what he got and then open more. Reagan wanted to open one and play so we helped her open most of them. By noon everything was open, and playtime began! We spent the entire afternoon playing, riding Mason's new bike and enjoying being a family together. We couldn't have asked for a better Christmas.
I was lucky to snap a picture of Christmas after Santa came!
Mason opening up presents.
I love that Mason was watching Reagan intently open a present.
If you don't know yet, this girl LOVES Minnie. She got two Minnie's Bowtique dolls and one plush Minnie. She was in heaven. Lord help us.
the back of a super hero.