Last Thursday, Dec. 22, all of Nick's family joined us here in Texas for Christmas. We were thrilled to have them at our house for Christmas. Because they all live in Florida, we don't see each other as much as we all would like. So when we are together, it makes it that more special.
This was our nephew, Patrick, and Lawson's first Christmas. #3 for Malachi. ;) Needless to say, they didn't care too much about opening presents. They were just happy to be playing on the play mat or rolling around on the floor. Patrick is 6 months old and Lawson is 4 months. I think these two are going to be the best of cousins as they grow older. And....I have a feeling they may drive their older cousin/brother Malachi crazy at times. lol The three of them together are sure to wreck havoc in the years to come. Malachi is going to have his hands full with those two next year.
We didn't do anything special. It was nice to just be home and hang out. Sunday, we went to Christmas service at our church. Pastor Bryan delivered a great message as usual. Afterwards, we took a few family pics by the beautiful Christmas tree. As soon as I get a copy from my father-in-law I will upload it. We came home and my MIL and SIL cooked a wonderful Christmas meal. We ate and ate and ate. Malachi and his aunt Callie made Christmas cookies. He loved making them with her. Monday, Callie and I went shopping. Guess how much we spent?!?! $1.36. Yep. She bought a first year ornament for Patrick. The deals just were not as good as we had hoped, at least not to stand in those lines.
It was a wonderful visit and we enjoyed spending time together. Tuesday night, GiGi and Grandpa babysat while the moms and dads went to Benihanas. It was so nice to sit and chat with our brother and sister. We laughed and ate and laughed and ate.
A visit with the family can't come soon enough so hopefully it won't be too long before we get to see each other again.