This year, my pops bribed us with a little Christmas "bonus"...he had planned a family dinner to The Capital Grille in downtown Charlotte. It's no secret that I love food. And 7- course meals??? HECK YES! We were there.
|My sweet sister-in-law Deana and the Matriarch of the family|
|Seafood Tower? Yes please.|
We left Santa a back scratcher to get on his good side ;)
We opened presents, took some awkward family photos, and just enjoyed each other's company...
Christmas morning came...we were tired...but excited to see if Santa delivered. Noah had begged and begged for roller blades! We couldn't believe Santa brought them...and the right size no less! Christmas truly is magic. ;)
We ended the day at the Mallery home watching our sweet Malachi celebrate his first Christmas...
All in all, I would say Christmas was a success. I am amazed year after year at how the Lord continues to bless our family. Yes, the presents under the tree seem to grow every year, but the real blessing is that we are still all together, and still all love each other. I couldn't think of a better way to end the year.
I hope yours was just as Merry!