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Christmas with Family

Christmas is always a fun and crazy time filled with LOTS of family!  We are blessed with a lot of cousins…which makes life so much better.  Cousins make the BEST friends!  We started our Christmas vacation by heading up to Oklahoma on the 22nd.  We arrived just in time to volunteer for Dinner with Love.  This is a foundation that delivers Christmas dinner to individual families in need.  We really enjoyed this and hope to make this a yearly tradition.

On the 23rd we celebrated with Nanna and Poppi.  Just as we had finished dinner in walked a BIG surprise…

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Santa Claus…the kids faces were priceless!  He sang songs with them and gave each kid a present.

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Nanna and Poppi and their 10 grandchildren!

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Time to open presents!  They got several presents, but some of their favorites were…Carter got an air hockey table…Caroline loved her easy bake oven…and Leighton was excited to open her cash register.

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Christmas Eve we spent the entire day with my mom’s side of the family.  8 more cousins were added to the mix and there was a lot of noise and laughter in the house.  A few presents were opened…but Mamma’s was my favorite.  She received an iPhone 4 from everyone.  She was so shocked when she opened it.  She said, “Well, I learned how to use a DVR last week, so I guess I can learn how to use an iPhone this week!”

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Christmas morning!  We all woke up to see what Santa Claus brought.  The kids each got a scooter.  Carter loved his castle leggos!

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Leighton and Hayes loved the bubble gun!

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We spent Christmas day playing with toys and going to the movies.  It sure was fun getting to see Hayes this Christmas!

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The day after Christmas we drove back to Texas to celebrate with Ben’s side of the family.  The Spivey’s had flown in from California and the kids couldn’t wait to see each other.  We spent the next 6 days eating…playing games…seeing movies…playing laser tag and just hanging out.  The kids had a ball!

Carter and Anna

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Olivia and Caroline

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MiMi and the girls

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Olivia, Norah, Anna, Leighton, and Caroline

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What a fun Christmas was had by everyone.  This little guy stayed with MiMi and Grandad.  We couldn’t wait to get home to see Bandit.  I think he is the most precious little dog EVER…I may be a little biased!?!

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