our christmas celebrations began on christmas eve, eve.
we went to mom and dad's for christmas with the smith family.
these two cousins enjoyed their time together!

we munched on yummy treats and opened presents.

tatum enjoyed everyone, though she slept or ate most of the time!

and superman was more than pleased with his new pajamas.

christmas eve we went to a beautiful candle light service.
then visited with the cruise family.
the kids opened their christmas pj's and jumped into bed for blue popcorn and a movie.

next year tatum will be in the thick of it with them.

on christmas morning, we were very pleased that santa came to visit.
he brought all the things august wanted:  a bat cave and a bat man fishing pole.
much to august's surprise, santa even brought some things he wanted, but didn't ask for.
gotta love how much the big guy knows!

santa thought tatum was a pretty good girl too.
so did mama, she gave me 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep!

later in the morning the stivender's came over for breakfast and gift giving.

august was so excited when he found out that the big present was for him.

sweet, sweet girl!

out to the front porch for family pictures.
another sweet little person.

a couple dogs came over to say merry christmas.

later that afternoon we went to visit at the farr's.
zack and hannah are so good with the kids.
i'll have to go back to find pictures of them with august when he was just a wee one.
my how they all have grown.

cruising on up the road to grandmama jahna's.
tatum and avery get their first pictures together.

the flashes are bothering tatum's sleep!

and these two supervised the entire process.

i wanted at least one picture of the four of us on christmas day.

we had a performing monkey on our hands.

finally some cooperation, and everyone is looking with their eyes open!

our holiday season was wonderful.
we have been so very blessed!

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