The holidays were so fun this year! We were finally able to attend a super fun GBB Christmas dinner (husbands and boyfriends included) at BJ's in Roseville. The boys got along perfectly while the girls chitty chatted the night away! I know all of us girls were super excited that the boys got along so well since this was the first time the four of them had all hung out together. Who knew it was just some pizza and a few beers to have them become BFF's?
Gregg and I were non-stop the entire break!! First arriving at Uncle Mark's house at 1am, picking up my Bachan on the drive down, spending the afternoon at my house with my parents, visiting with Gregg's parents that evening....back to his grandparents house for Christmas dinner, over to Gregg's mom's house for a birthday celebration - we definitely spent a lot of time in the car driving back and forth, but in the end it was worth all the miles and gas milage. The best part about being home for Christmas is that every year my parents always have their beautiful Christmas tree up every year so it's tradition that we take some pictures...(see below).
I think one of the best parts about being an Aunt/Uncle or Brother/Sister is the joy of watching the little ones open the gifts you've brought for them. The smile on their little faces and their hilarious reactions are sooo much fun to watch and experience, it's definitely worth every penny! I really love the little ones because all the girls in Gregg's family are at the age where they LOVE pretty princess type clothes and things. (It was a real treat watching Gregg hold princess outfits and crowns when we were shopping for them...shh don't tell him I told you) Either way present opening is definitely one of my favorite traditions and now I'm on the other end as the 'giver' the reward is so much more gratifying!
As Gregg and I conversed on the LONG drive home we came to a big decision....this was going to be the last annoying drive for the holidays we'd ever do again....and boy were we right!!!
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