Big Canoe Christmas

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Christmas Eve was filled with family, food, conversations, cookies and presents.  It was a great night and there were no meltdowns or temper tantrums by the kids or adults.

We spent the entire afternoon in Big Canoe, GA at Grandad and Grandmom’s house.  The house was beautifully decorated and presents overflowed from under the tree.  It was very difficult to keep the boys away from the presents all afternoon, but they did good.  They would go over and peak at them from time to time, but never busted into any of them.  Luckily.

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After church at Big Canoe Chapel, we had a delicious traditional lasagna meal and then decorated gingerbread men cookies.  This came in handy since we needed to have cookies for Santa that evening.  Thanks Grandmom!

Ryan did a great job decorating his own cookie.

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Owen had a little help from mommy, but did a great job snagging a candy or lick of the frosting from time to time.

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Once we finished decorating the cookies we couldn’t hold back the presents any longer. The kids had waited so patiently and now with sugar in them, there was no stopping the craziness of the gift opening.

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Ryan absolutely loved his Toy Story 3 Dump Truck Lego set.  His face doesn’t give that away does it?!

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Ryan peered on and watched Owen offering guidance and help, but Owen had no part of it. He knew what he was doing and wasn’t going to let big brother get in the way.

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While the cleaning up of Christmas wrap was going on, I caught a glimpse of cousin Delilah trying to get Owen’s attention. But Owen had no part of it. Seriously.

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And at this point we were way past bedtime with an hour plus drive ahead of us and Santa’s anticipated visit. We packed up and headed back to Atlanta with Elf playing on the DVD screen. Have I mentioned how much I love that movie?!

While our Christmas Eve was wonderful and perfect, it was hard not to think about and talk about our Christmas Cruise last year.  Aaaahhhh…. the memories.  It’s amazing thought how each year, regardless what we are doing, it’s perfect.  It’s perfect because we are spending it as a family.  And we couldn’t be more thankful for our two wonderful little boys.

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Comments

  1. Looks like you had a magical holiday season! Love all of the pictures and stories – and the gingerbreadman cookies. Cute!

  2. How great to spend the holiday with family! love the cookie decorating fun!

  3. Looks like so much fun! Great photos.

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