It all started at 12:30 am Christmas morning when Evelyn genuinely thought it was morning. We were woken up very sweetly, but had to tell her to go back to bed. Ian spent the next 30 minutes comforting her because she was so upset that she did that. She is so tenderhearted. Well, we were able to sleep until 6:30 am.
Start - Christmas 1. The kids got their gifts from Santa and we opened our gifts as a family. It was wonderful.
Start - Christmas 2. We arrived at Ian's Grandmother's house for brunch at 10:00 am for the big Ruff Christmas. There was a very nice mimosa waiting there for me. Mmmm. We exchanged gifts between all the Great Grandkids and then did the adult gift exchange. Very much fun. We actually did not bring the lemon gifts this year! We headed back to Ian's mom's house around 1:00.
Start - Christmas 3. Back at Kim's house, we exchanged gifts between Mama, Ian's sister and her family, and us. It was lots of fun. Mama got a new TV so after that was set up, we got to play the new Wii that Mama got from Santa. She must have been very good this year. Then, the boys had to fry a turkey for Christmas number 4.
Start - Christmas 4. At 4:00 we had to drive to Irmo to arrive at 5:00 for the Boyd family Christmas. This is when the kids finally conked out in the car for a nice hour nap. We had a delicious dinner, and dessert. The kids played themselves silly and the adults had a gift exchange. We left Irmo and headed back to Saluda, arriving at 10pm. Oh what a day.
Sunday marked the start of Christmas 5 in which we celebrated with my family at our house. We had lots of fun with the cousins playing. It was Durham's first Christmas, although he slept thru most of it. I don't blame him. If I was only 2 weeks old, I would be sleeping too.
Next year, we are staying at home.