There are hundreds of pictures from Christmas, but I thought I would narrow it down to a few of my favorites plus a run down of how the Misegades celebrate the holidays (in France)!
Christmas Eve- We all dressed up in our Christmas best, Kailyn read us a Christmas story, and we sang Christmas carols. Then we sat down to a wonderful dinner full of fancy appetizers that we had prepared earlier that day. (Ryan knocked back 15 escargot... that's more than Uncle Logan which is saying something!)
After the meal, my Mom & Chris came over so that we could open our gifts from my family back in Texas. Logan's loot included some new workout attire, Rangers hat & sweatshirt (that he still hasn't washed but worn every day), and The Mentalist on DVD. (Anyone else obsessed with Patrick Jane?) I got some really cute jewelry, clothes, a new iPhone cover, and Photoshop Elements! Our biggest surprise came from my Dad & Kelley- we got something called a Slingbox! It basically gives us online access to a TV at my Dad's house. We can DVR or watch live US television from over here! (Logan is excited for ESPN and I'm excited for The Bachelor- We have different priorities haha!)
Christmas Day morning, Mom & Chris came over to do stockings before heading over to the "Big House" for a big family breakfast and opening gifts. I got some beautiful earrings from Barcelona and a necklace from Venice. (That only happens with European holidays haha!) Caleb also surprised us with TV headphones so that the clients who stay underneath us don't have to listen to our television at night! (If you know me, you know I watch the TV very loud!)
A few days after Christmas we had another gift exchange with Will, Erin, Seth & Nora. Nora has grown SO much since we saw her this past summer and is running around everywhere! She loved her cute H&M boots and I secretly wish they had them in my size ;) Seth's vocabulary has quadrupled since we last saw him and he is talking up a storm and loves singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" on the microphone at the big house. (I'd buy the album, but I'm a biased Aunt) We were so grateful that The Houston Misegades clan joined us. It was so fun spending quality time with everyone although we really missed Josh, Harper, and Griffin.
Hope you all had a JOYEUX NOEL- I know that we did!
Indeed we did! Loved every minute (except maybe the drive to dinner in the rain the first night in Paris! ha!) XOXO, MomReplyDelete
It looks like it was a great one! That slingbox was a great idea and a very thoughtful present :-)ReplyDelete
(and a little secret... I managed 20 escargot last summer... I was garlicky for days!) xo