It was my family's year to have us so we went to my one of my brother's and sister-in-law's house in Mount Vernon on Christmas Eve. I actually had to work that day but got off around 1:00. The girls had a blast playing with their 2nd cousins, as always.
On Christmas Day we did gifts and stockings with just the 4 of us, and later Paul's parents and sister, who was visiting from Colorado, came over.
Elsa and Barbie styling heads
Paul and I both had to work the next day so the girls went home with them and stayed there until Saturday and then we all met back up at some friends of theirs home for a gathering. The girls and their Aunt Cheryl loved having extra time together and Paul and I got a rare date night and went to dinner at a new Thai place and saw the movie Unbroken.
For the 3rd year in a row some friends down the street whose daughter is one of the girls' best friends had a small New Year's Eve party at their house. They play the east coast feed of the ball dropping (9:00 our time) so the kids can watch before going to bed.
Olivia, Savannah, Kayley
Happy New Year!