Let the fun begin.
This night is by far the best night for all of us. We look so forward to spending the time together in a house they can all call HOME. No matter how crazy the night is going we need to have some pictures. I take off my photographers hat during the holidays and try not to spend the night behind the lens so these happen for memories only in snapshot format. I don't care if the lighting isn't quite right or if the background is messy. This is who we are and what we love.
This first one I'm not sure who told them to kiss or why they did but I love Mallory's expression too much not to share.
Our oldest daughter Lynn with her family.
The MIDDLE child Shannon and her family
And the Baby - Adam and his family.
John's mom likes to come to our house for Christmas eve, she loves to watch little kids opening presents and living in their excitement so with all these kids she picks the right house. They all love to see her too. So we attempt a photo of her with all the great grandchildren.
Then the grandchildren were jealous so they thought it was their turn to have a picture taken with Grandma. After they all attempted to sit on her lap we finally got them to behave.
Shannon is the spitting image of her Grandmother.... and I love Adam's dimple, it only shows when he's being naughty..... so guess what?
They were planning to be naughty.
Looks like Grandma is blaming Lynn but I'm thinking Adam was the instigator.
Now just the grandkids
This is not an easy feat.
Who want's to open presents?
Time for presents. Each family has to be in one spot and hopefully they can keep up with the tearing.
It's pure madness...... just what we all like the most about Christmas.
Now it's time for the 2015 ornaments. (in no particular order.... it's hard enough to get this photo let alone in order)
It's of the kids got pjs from Grandma and Grandpa so as soon as they are done opening they strip down and get comfy. Andee was already sleeping and Jr was too busy playing (he loves to play). But we can get this done just for memory and they are too funny not to share.
If you made it this far........ thank you!!
Merry Christmas to all from all of us. We are certainly blessed with a family full of LOVE, FUN and HAPPINESS. 365 days we can do it all over again.