Christmas this year came and left quickly. With the excitement of Símone's first Christmas, making the rounds to our families. And having the chance to speak to my brother, who has been out serving a mission in Taiwan for a year now. We enjoyed all of the fun that Christmas brought to us this year. Auntie Lorraine and her girls, Azia, and Allie, spent Christmas with our family again this year. We left out some leftover pizza and brownies for Santa and his Reindeers (definitely not the traditional cookies and milk, but seeing as Kyle was our Santa this year it was perfect). We all had a big slumber party, and awaited Santa's visit at Grandma Tangiora's house. Kyle, and I woke up with Símone at about 7am Christmas morning. We didn't open presents til about 8:30 though. Which was tough for the kids cause they had to stay in their rooms until we were all ready for them. It was funny cause they would make every excuse to leave the room... I have to go to the bathroom, or I need a drink of water. When we were all ready we got together and opened presents as a family. Símone loved it! She was eating the wrapping paper, and chewing on her new clothes. We definitely had fun watching her! After present we got ready for the day, and started our rounds early. We made our way to Kyle's parent house at 10:30 for a brunch. One of the nephews had the Chicken Pox so we visited with Grandma and Grandpa earlier. We had some good breakfast, and lunch food, and enjoyed the time we got to spend with Mom and Dad, as well as Sherrelle, RJ and Colton, Nathaniel, and Grandma Blood. Then at about 2pm we headed back to my Mom's house for our traditional Christmas lunch. We usually eat around lunch time and EAT ALL DAY!!! Finally we had the opportunity later that evening to talk to my brother. It was so good to hear from him, he has matured so much, and sounds so much older and wiser that I do. He's enjoying the work, and love the Chinese people. I miss him so much and can't wait for him to come home, but feel very blessing that he has sacrificed time in his life to service the Lord. All in all it was a wonderful Christmas, and we enjoyed all the time we got to spend with each of our families. Here are a few picture of our Christmas Day celebrations!
Símone Christmas morning in front of the presents, and in her new PJs.
Símone opening her presents(with help from DADDY)! She loves all her toys that her Grandma's and Grandpa gave her!
Here she is chewing on her new clothes! I think she likes them... but that's just a guess!
Daddy loves Símone!!! I love this picture!
Grandma and Grandpa playing with Símone and Colton!