We had a fabulous Christmas. We stretched it out over multiple nights with various families and it was just lovely. Friday night we went to a Christmas Now service at our church with both sides of our families and I can't even tell you how special it was to be celebrating the birth of our Saviour while holding the most precious gift I have ever been given. After church we headed over to Brandon and Cherith's house for Ruffino's takeout and boy did it hit the spot! We had a relaxing night just eating, talking and hanging out.
Saturday we woke up early and did our Christmas with just the three of us (four if you count Lex...and I am not counting her at the moment cause she is on my bad list) We had so much fun just being with our little family and getting to enjoy Aubrey's first Christmas...so special.
We didn't get Aubrey Lane too much...just a pair of pj's and a new little baby Einstein toy. Baby girl didn't know any difference and she really didn't need anything...MeMe's and Nana's did all the spoiling this year.
Saturday evening we headed back over to Brandon's for his annual Prime Rib Christmas Eve Celebration. We left there and headed straight to Christian's Maw Maw's for gumbo and fellowship.
Christmas Day, Christian had to work until 3 so it was just me and Bre Christmas morning. I had these high expectations that we would get up early, stay in our pj's and head over to B&C's house to be with my family. Well...I packed Aubrey up in the car and headed out...only to discover I couldn't find my keys. Losing keys is one of the most infuriating things ever...after about 10 minutes of searching I was hysterically crying...LOL. Yes...I admit I had a Christmas Morning meltdown. After over an hour of searching I frantically called Christian at work to see if he had any clue where they might be...he calmly told me to look outside on the back patio. Oh yeah...why didn't I think of that? Sure enough homeboy had left them outside under the barbecue pit the night before while turning off Christmas lights. Let's just say I wasn't filled with Christmas cheer towards my sweet hubby at that moment.
I composed myself and headed over to Brandon and Cherith's. We had a great time eating donuts and lounging in our pj's. After about an hour of visiting, I packed up Aubrey and headed home for a quick nap before off to visit other family. Christian got home at 3:00 and we headed to Nana and Papa's for our Christmas with them. We had a blast that night...someone got Just Dance and the boys got a hold of it...and I laughed harder than I have ever laughed before. Seeing Christian break out some never before seen moves was just priceless...that boy has got some serious talent!!
Overall it was a fabulous weekend. Filled with precious memories and lots of laughter and love. We are so blessed with such amazing families and as our family grows we value those relationships even more. This Christmas was ever so much more special with Aubrey. I can't tell you how many times I was holding Aubrey, surrounded by loved ones, and just started to tear up. God is so good. He is so faithful and His will and timing is nothing but perfection.
What a wonderful Christmas 2011.