This Christmas was the best to date, while each Christmas has its own special flare, this year seemed to top them all. There was so much magic seen and felt through Penelope's eyes. She pointed and awed at each Christmas tree and present, that she came in contact with. She was fascinated by all the lights. As a family we were able to squeeze in our drive down Candy Cane Lane, while sipping on Chick fil A peppermint shakes. Which are amazing, to say the least. We watched every ABC family Christmas movie imaginable on Netflix and got sick to our stomaches from all of the delicious friend and neighbor treats that were brought to us. As if that wasn't enough, my baby sister flew into California to spend Christmas with us. Her husband is deployed right now and I wanted her Christmas to be as special as possible. It was so nice to have her here with us. She spoiled us rotten.
A couple nights before Christmas our friends had us over for a night with Santa. It was wonderful to sip on hot cocoa and watch the kids be enthralled with Santa Clause.
Christmas Eve was spent at Tyson's sisters home. It was such a great evening, spent enjoying a scrumptious meal, talent show, sibling gifts and lots of laughs.
^^^ Penelope is so lucky to have such an amazing Grandpa. ^^^
^^^ She is obsessed with her uncle John. ^^^
^^^ We got to celebrate my wonderful father-in-law's birthday. ^^^
^^^ Tyson surprised the family with a Christmas song that he played on the piano. He taught himself the song. I was so proud of him. ^^^
We finished up the evening by climbing into our new pj's. I always look forward to that tradition.
I could barley sleep in anticipation for Christmas morning. When I finally heard Penelope stirring I immediately jumped out of bed and headed down the hallway to pick her up. We walked down the hallway to the living room and that's where the magic all started. Penelope got a glimpse of her play kitchen, that Tyson and my sister stayed up all night putting together. She made the sweetest sounds I have ever heard. I kicked myself in the pants for not having Ty record her expression. A definite lesson learned for the years to come.
After opening gifts at our house we headed over to Tyson's parents house. They always go above and beyond. I honestly don't know how I got so lucky to have such great in laws. The morning was perfect. All of us got spoiled more than we deserve. They even made my sister fill like part of the family, by spoiling her like crazy.
^^^ I swear this dog of mine. ^^^
It was honestly more than I could have ever hoped for. I hope you all had a Very Merry Christmas as well!