In JR's words, "Christmas is the best day ever."
But let me back up. First for family, and our Cousin's Christmas celebration in Columbia. We had a blast with all of our cousins and had a relatively mild Chinese gift swap. JR had a blast with his cousins, Mackenzie, Abby, Ella and Groves.Back in Spartanburg, we got a chance to hang out with the Hipps (yay!) and the Brannons (double yay!), and Remsen had emergency oral surgery (pesky wisdom teeth--BOO!). We loved catching up with Aaron and Pam and hearing about their new (old) house in St. Louis, and we had a blast playing with Sarah Beth. JR was very good and shared his toys and only tried to run over Sarah Beth once with his big new fire truck.
On the mend and on Christmas Eve, we hosted Emme for presents and fun. JR opened his gifts with jubilation and excitement. He had so much fun that we completely forgot to leave cookies and milk for Santa (of course, JR didn't even notice).
Christmas morning came early (6:45am) and Santa left a LOOT of toys! We played with toys and then went to Nana and Pop's for delicious breakfast and MORE TOYS! After this, JR had the revelation that Christmas was the "best day ever!" To top it off, Spartanburg saw a white Christmas. This was great and fun but it postoned our trip to see PawPa and Grandmother Joan in Douglas, Georgia. We are looking forward to our New Year's with friends Jaime, Chris, and Emery.
Enjoy the photos, and have a wonderful start to 2011!