I hope that you all are having a wonderful Christmas! We celebrated ours a day early since my husband is a fire fighter and had to work on Christmas day. They are extremely under staffed so it was very important for him to be there.
On a sad note, we woke up Christmas Eve morning to the news that my husband's mother had passed away. It had been expected for a long time but still it was very difficult getting the news on what normally would've been a happy day. It also happened to be her 80th birthday! She had been sick for many years after having a stroke. Her health slowly declined and she was recently placed in hospice care. She is now in heaven with her husband and parents and no longer suffering. Her funeral will be next week.
On a lighter note, we tried to make the most of our Christmas for the kids. We let them sleep late and then opened presents.
It was rainy and dismal outside, so there wasn't a lot of natural light for good pictures.
My oldest son got a new iphone 6 and a lot of clothes. My youngest got a new gaming chair and xbox one games along with an external hard drive just to hold more storage to play those games!
Here is my husband opening up one of his gifts.
And here I am opening up a surprise from my husband. (Please disregard the horrible photo - no makeup!)
He heard me mention that I would love to have some huge chunky prayer beads from Sugarboo. So, he gave me that along with some spending money! Woohoo! (I think my dog thought they were for him.) He also gave me something new in my kitchen which I'll share at another time.
We spent a quiet evening at home Christmas Eve night. It was nice to relax after both a stressful, sad, and happy day all rolled into one.
Hope you all have a Merry Christmas today and take time to be with your loved ones.
Thanks for stopping by.
~ Kelly ~