If you haven't read about our Big Surprise on Christmas Eve, please go read that so you'll understand some of these pictures and why I was so crazy-excited about them!
I'll start with a couple of pictures of that surprise from Christmas Day - the day after the Big Surprise. This is what I saw in my living room that morning:
As far as I was concerned, this was Christmas!
Opening our gifts:
Wes opening a new pair of gloves
Me with my stack, waiting for all the gifts to be handed out
Beth is a bit puzzled to receive a Barbie dress. She had only asked for clothes, so we gave her a Visa gift card to buy them with. Wes had hidden it inside this Barbie dress. He's smart like that.
The boys' gift box was in Lancaster - where they weren't - so they got to open our two-part family gift. Andrew is opening one of our Wii fitness games . . .
and Sam is opening the other.
Wes's favorite Christmas Day activity! :)
Late on Christmas Day we had dinner with one of the families in our church. We're horrible about getting pictures of events, but I had been pretty insistent that we get some family pics while the boys were unexpectedly home. So when we got home that night, we took some pics with a tripod and timer . . .
Wes and me
The kids and me with Andrew doing his typical thing - leaning on me. It drove me crazy when he was little, but now I hope he never outgrows his love of piling on Mama!
Our oldest - I can't believe he only has 3 more semesters of college
And all of us. This was one of the best Christmases I've ever had. I'll never forget it!