With a blink of an eye Christmas has come and gone! The hustle and bustle of the last minute shopping and wrapping is over.

Each year my family gets together and stays the night for as long as I can remember. Everyone started arriving a little after 3. My parents, my sister and her family, my brother and sister in law, cousins and our adult children and their families.

Some of us ladies had matching pajamas and already shopping for next years jammies and for the guys too!

We played a Christmas game this year for our youngest daughter Kelsie. A surprise to her, all the secret gifts were baby gifts for her and Justins new baby girl coming in about 8 weeks!!!! We are looking forward to being grandparents again.

Lots of laughter in the house for sure! We now have something hilarious to talk about for many years to come. Lets just say my brother in law won’t back down from a bet 😂 ( giggling at the thought as I write this )

So much food… Love that my mom had the egg roll ingredients all ready mixed together before she came and that Miss Karodyn rolled them up and Chris fried them! This is a family tradition that will continue for years.

I believe it was sometime after 2am before I hit my pillow! No thanks to my sister crashing early on me, lol… Before we knew it 5am rolled around and everyone was getting up, getting the coffee and getting ready to open presents.

My brother in law Chris every year is great about handing presents out. The kids all laughing and Cameron bouncing all over with excitement.

My nephew Zanthony looking all sharp in his new pajamas!

My sister and I got my dad a map to frame with flags of different countries to pin whenever route 66 travelers pass by his new tiny house with their country flags flying. He loves living on old route 66.

I love that my family keeps this tradition going each year. And I pray our children keep up the tradition as we get older. Some of my best memories are with my grandma and aunts at Christmas time past.

Now the decorations are down and the tree is ready to be taken out to the pond. Until next year! Merry Christmas 🎄

Thank you Lord for my crazy wonderful fun loving family…

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