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Friday, January 10, 2014

Christmas #3 at Nana's-SANTA CAME!!

On Christmas Eve we drove to Mineral Wells to share the most wonderful time of the year with my family. We met mom, Drew, Shelly, Riley, Kaylin and Kinley at moms house which was so beautifully decorated for the holidays. She always does so much to make everything special. It makes it feel like Christmas just walking into the house. Preston was ecstatic to see his big cousins and we were all happy to be together to enjoy a few days with family. We all pepared for the big day on Christmas Eve and then that night we went to a candlelight service at the First United Methodist Church. All of the kids were so good! My favorite part of the service was when the minister said, "What child is this born on Christmas Day?" and Preston said, "It's me momma, he's talking about me!" haha cracked me up! He is so much fun! What a joy to be able to celebrate Christmas and its true meaning with our incredible son! On the drive home we told the kids that they had to go to sleep as soon as we got home, because Santa only comes after all the kids are sleeping. Well, Preston didn't waste any time! He fell asleep in the car and was out for the night! Christmas morning is always fun, and this year was no different with 4 kids anxious to see what Santa had brought. Preston waited patiently in the room until everyone and their cameras were ready for the big reveal. Preston ran out to find that Santa had brought him a "fast racecar"! He was pumped, that is all he'd asked for anytime we saw Santa or wrote Santa letters. He also got a cool beanbag chair, a sleeping bag and some other fun toys from Santa. That Santa is pretty cool! The big kids also got go karts to race around from Santa. It was so much fun! Those kids rode all over the place all day long. Pretty cool! Preston also got some pretty cool things from Nana like a new iPad Air, a fire station and some awesome cowboy boots to name a few of the things. Aunt Shelly and Uncle Drew got Preston a bow and arrow and a cool gogo pillow for his new iPad. I think between the 3 Christmases, our boy got everything he wanted and MORE! He is truly blessed! Steve and I also got a bunch of cool gifts and our sweet baby girl even got some neat gifts. Santa brought Kelsey Diane Mota a personalized bean bag chair, a pink rocking horse and lots of sweet little clothes and blankets. Pretty cool to have Santa visit you before you're even born! =) I think she's going to be pretty blessed too! We spent the rest of the day playing with toys, eating, playing games and then Stephen built a fire to roast marshmallows and make some smores. The kids passed out on their new sleeping bags in Nana's living room and we stayed up late with Drew and Shelly by the fire. It was a wonderful couple of days with family. We were barely able to pack all of our goodies in the car for the drive home. What a special Christmas that will definitely go down in the memory books! Thanks Nana for such a fun Christmas at your house!!
Mom's beautiful house
Wow, look at all those gifts!
Ready for Christmas Eve Service
Anxiously waiting to run out and see what Santa brought!
A Fast Racecar!!
More goodies from Santa for Preston and Kelsey
SO Excited!
Stocking Time
Riley, Kaylin and Kinley digging into their gifts, love them!
Nana getting some special gifts from everyone
Our Little Speed Racer
Having a Blast!
Giving Kaylin a Spin in His New Ride

Getting a ride with Riley Boy

Kaylin Driving Preston around the Driveway

Sweet Kinley getting Sleepy with Momma
Preston LOVES his iPad
Passed Out After a Fun Christmas Day on their New Sleeping Bags!