Christmas was close to perfect for me this year. I got a last minute surprise of my Aunt and Uncle, as well as my cousin and her babies coming to my house. My mom and dad were there and my brother and his girlfriend came for Christmas dinner as well as Makayla. Christmas Eve Caleb and the babies hung out waiting impatiently for everyone to get there. I premade lots of food and finished wrapping the last of the presents. Once everyone got there, Huddie and Han played with my cousins babies. They played and played and equally tried to open the presents.

We put on a movie at the end of the night to calm everyone down but then Caleb
and Makayla spotted Santa’s sleigh outside and everyone got wound up. AND THEN Santa himself was lost on our street trying to find his way back to the sleigh. Caleb came running in the house when he spotted him so we took the little ones out. Emma went straight to him as if Santa was her favorite person. Hudson, not so much. He had to warm up to Santa. We invited him in for cookies and milk and he let us take a few pictures.

We put the movie back on and checked the Santa tracker. We
told the kids he was closer and he had already bi-passed 1,000 houses because
those children were not in bed. Caleb heard that and went straight to his bed.
I went in there and told him there was a little time and he was sleeping our
room so he could get back up but we really needed to work on getting all the
babies asleep. So we all went on doing our thing and I noticed Caleb and Hanley
were missing. Bless his little heart, he was up in her room with her, rocking
her in his arms saying, “Go to sleep Hanley, please go to sleep.” I think I
feel in love with him 100 times over at that moment. I took over to get her to
sleep so he could go get ready for bed.

And Santa did indeed come.

The next morning Hanley must have heard all the commotion and started the process
of waking up the entire house. We woke up, let the kids come down the stairs,
and they were the happiest children ever. Emma was a great helper helping
everyone open their presents. We all made out pretty good. I love watching the
kids open presents and see the excitement! After playing with all the presents it was dinner time.
There was so much delicious food!
About this time everyone had to leave so Dad,
Makayla, Caleb & I went to shoot his new gun. What fun!
We finished that evening out playing with all the toys and
enjoying each other’s company.
Like I said, close to perfect. I guess the only thing that could have made
it more perfect is if Hanley walked on Christmas…but I’ll take what I can get.