Arriving late Thursday night, we hit the ground running on Friday sharing a holiday celebration with the Comley side (my mom's family). Because my Mama Comley has passed as well as all of her siblings, these gatherings are incredibly special as we help keep their memories alive.
|Bishop & Mason playing pool|
|Adelaide & Collins dancing to Christmas tunes|
|Dad & Bob|
|Cozy coupe for 2|
Saturday night we kept the holiday spirit going by celebrating with Shane & Amanda. It is their year to spend Christmas in Michigan with Amanda's family so we feasted & opened gifts a few days early!
|Cousins at their kid table|
|A beauty & the beast tea set from Aunt Amanda & Uncle Shane|
|Adelaide & Uncle Shane|
|Adelaide, Uncle Shane, & Aunt Amanda|
|My little bro & I|
|Seasonal wreaths for the DeZarns|
|Paris, Je t'aime|
|Bro-in-laws with their bourbon barrel wood|
On Sunday we gathered at The Corrigan house to spend time with the Thompson side of the family. Including more food, lots of holiday drinks, & the annual gift exchange.
|Adelaide, Kendahl, & Kinlee|
|Adelaide helping open gifts|
|Gift exchange getting heated!|
Christmas Eve is generally a blur because from sun up to sundown we are on the move. We had brunch with Ryan's immediate family then open gifts. Next we attended church. Dinner was enjoyed with my family. This year my cousin Samantha hosted. It is hard to believe that we are the adults hosting now!
|Family pic at my parents' house|
|Adelaide & Kendahl|
|The "kids" table @ Samantha's|
|Adelaide Jane and Sandra Jane (aka Mimi)|
|Silly cousins: Cooper, Collins, Adelaide, & Bishop|
Christmas day is a little more relaxing because I refuse to rush. We awake at my parents' house to open our presents from Santa as well as from one another. A long time tradition of poppy seed bread for breakfast followed by egg nog in our signature mugs while watching the Christmas day parade ensues next. In the afternoon, we drove out to Lebanon to spend the afternoon with Ryan's grandparents and his mom's side of the family. Then we headed back to my parents' for Christmas dinner.
|Bishop showing off his Indiana Jones outfit from Santa|
|Adelaide & Aunt Bees|
|Adelaide & Cooper playing|
|Coop loves her toy from Santa|
|Annual Christmas jammies|
|Adelaide's shopping cart|
|Grandma & Grandpa Lee|
|Merry Christmas from the Thompsons|
Phew I am exhausted just reliving it all! Hope you had lots of eats, treats, & drinks this holiday season!