We spent Christmas with my family and it was wonderful! We were able to spend about 5 days with each side of the family since Alan gets a Christmas break now and we loved every minute of it. It was fun to catch up with old friends, drink wassail together, play cards, have happy hours, laugh, go to the candlelight service at my parent's church, and just to enjoy the magic of Christmas. =) Having a baby at Christmas made it magical again, too! Watching Jackson wander around the house and point at "Thanta" (Santa) and admire the Christmas trees and open and play with his presents was so much fun! Here are a ton of pictures of Christmas and this is only the first half our our Christmas trip!
Becky and Liz opening stockings while Jackson "helps".
Becky so loves her movies...Jackson is unimpressed.
Annie and Danny.
Jackson wanting to know when he'll finally get to open his stocking and making his pouty face.
Finally opened his stocking and hugging his tiger and panther.
Talking on his new cell.
Looking for more stuff.
He HATES this lizard.
Jackson sitting in his huge pile of presents.
Investigating Rex's teeth (thanks Auntie Annie).
Jackson's cute new socks (Thanks Great Auntie Lisa).
Jackson opening his favorite Christmas present.
OH! It's a REALLY loud hammering toy. Thanks Gigi and G-pa. ;)
Danny opening his present from Becky. A frog puppet with money inside.
Alan and Jackson playing with another cool present.
Annie, Mom, and Becky digging into a gift basket.
Dad and his camera.
Jackson with my mom (his Gigi).
Christmas 2007 family picture.
And THIS is Jackson's expression when we say "Make your Daddy face!".