If you make it through all these pictures, you will become an honorary member of my family! 
We started off Christmas Eve morning with making some sausage balls. They are Marcus's favorite! 
Katie was great helper.  I just kept hoping none of her crazy bed head hair would get in the batter.  This girl needs a hair net!

We had a pretty relaxing day because I had actually gotten everything done the day before.  Shocker!  
Katie didn't take a nap and that made me a little nervous, because we had a long night ahead of us.  We went  to church and she got to come to big church with us instead of the nursery.  She loved it.  We only had to go into the hall once. And she had to do an interpretive dance in the aisle to every Christmas song! 
 Then we went to my parent's house for some lasagna and pasta.  That's our traditional Christmas meal!
 Katie was fading fast!
 But she perked right up when the cousins got there!

 We got in our comfy PJ's after dinner and then it was present time!
Morgan and Ryan were so excited to open their Meeps from Nonni and Grampy!
 Katie got a tricycle from her Aunt Kelly and family.  I didn't get a pic of Kelly?!
 She also got that cute tutu from them, that she had to put right on!
We had a fun night and Katie slept until 9:40.  I am sure she was the last kid in America to wake up on Christmas morning!

Yay! More presents!

 She opened all her own presents this year!

 And she absolutely loved everything!


 Right after presents we went to Marcus's brother's new house. They are still moving stuff in, but it is already so homey!  

This is the cousins singing Happy Birthday to Jesus.

 The paparazzi

Marcus made our brother in law, Jeff, a washer game set. 

 Katie got tons of wonderful presents.
 She loves her baby from Aunt Lisa
 She's a very good mommy!

 Aunt Pam (Marcus's sister) got a picture made of all the grand kids for her parents. (my in laws)
 It was a hit! 

THEN! Right after we opened all the presents, it started snowing! 
 So fun!
Katie and I have been praying for a white Christmas since September.  Thank you God!

We came home for a nap and realized the dogs got out of the yard.  They NEVER do that.  Marcus was sick about it.  Especially since it was freezing and snowing outside.  Thankfully someone found them this afternoon and they are back safe and sound.  The poor things were kind of far and in the cold all night.  They are OK, but it was a long 24 hours for Marcus.  Those are his best friends!
 We were missing our dogs, but we had to play in the snow:

 Katie did this snow angel on her own. She saw it on one of her cartoons! Funny girl!

 Then we got all warmed up and she invited Nonni to play in her tent!

It was a wonderful Christmas (besides the missing dogs)!   We are so thankful to get to spend the holidays, and most days, with our family! 
I hope you all had a great Christmas too! 


Mallorie said...

Awww so glad your furry family members made it back home alright!!! And I just have to say Miss Katie has the most BEAUTIFUL hair! GORGEOUS! Loved all of the pictures! I am on picture OVERLOAD right now and have decided to split up my blog posts. I went kind of crazy ;-) No surprise there!

Looks like y'all had a wonderful Christmas and I am SO excited that north Texas had a white Christmas, so special!!! :-)

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Tons of cutness! Love her Katie's little Christmas jammies and that circus tent......so neat!

Poor fur babies! Glad they were found. It's so sweet that Marcus loves them. My hubby has a sweet spot for our fur babies too and it melts my heart.

Merry late Christmas!
Kendra :)

Giggles said...

I enjoyed your Christmas pics. I love the look of your house lit up at night. It looks like a Christmas card! Belated Merry Christmas and wishes for a very Happy New Year!!

d said...

Merry Christmas! I love your posts and wait anxiously for each one. I love the pictures of Katie and what fun to have snow on Christmas-we did,too but we live in PA so not quite the novelty it is for you. I hope you have a wonderful 2013!

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Sara Lynn said...

I would LOVE a white Christmas but here in South Carolina it will never happen!

Brooklynn said...

Sounds like a fun filled two days!

C'Mere gets out all. the. time. Every time Dave gets so worried......he finds his way back though.