The Christmas celebrating actually started at April's house when I dropped off my van filled with all the clothing filled packages and Christmas ham the day before Christmas.
April & her family have not had it easy but she does a great job with what she has. I decided to make life a little easier for her this year. Of course I could have only done it because of my Good Will & Salvation Army Thrifting!
When I brought everything in the house the kids of course were way to excited so I decided to let them pick one package to open.
But first I had created a family gift brought about because there were no Knives sharp enough to peel potatoes on thanksgiving. So me being me bought a Potato peeler and wrapped it in 8 different boxes each wrapped separately. I handed it to Ethan the 5 yr old to open first. He handed it to Nay so on and so on...
The kids opened there one gift & I gave April & Brian there big gift because I knew they could really use it for Christmas Dinner.
I filled a huge box with Bowls, Storage Containers, new set of Silverware, every kind of utensil you could imagine, a set of Dishes, set of Steak knives, Bread pans, Muffin Tins.
I'm pretty sure she was happy with all of it and the best part was I was able to get everything most new for $26.
It was so hard to choose a picture for my heading, but I finally choose this one of my nephew Jason holding his first child Annalena watching her opening her first gift ever...I wish I could have gotten a picture of everyone watching to see what she did. So much giggling and coaxing & finally she ripped the first piece of paper off.. You would have thought someone won the lottery..hehe!
Our houses were full of Gods greatest gift this year. My brother Jim & SIL Peggy are grand parents to 4 new Grand baby's. So that means I am Aunt Tonya too and I love it!!
This is Tony & Heather with new baby Lilly.
This is Grandpa Jimmy Showing Ethan a picture of them when they went to see Santa.
Ethan knew it was him as soon as he seen it and was telling us all about it in his baby talk.
Savana got her Footed Pj's she wanted so she was totally happy
And she will too she loves Dresses!
Although this is Ethan's 2nd Christmas this year was a blast watching him. He just wasn't sure where to go or what to open next. So he went back and forth...
Then Christmas morning it was up and off to April's house for Christmas with them.
All ended well & he got everything he wanted.
Abby opening her gifts!
Cameron opening his big Box of Clothes!
Andrew opening his Big Box!
Jordan Opening Baby Jordan's big Box of Clothes!
I looked in the living room as it got quiet and I think I got the most precious picture of all.. Cameron had taken Puddles up in his lap and the two of them had fallen asleep...
this picture will be priceless for me as I doubt Puddles will be here with us next Christmas...but then again God does work Miracles he brought us all together after years of being apart to share the Best Christmas together.
Besides being with family .....I had a fantastic Christmas I got three new hammers and I can't wait to do some serious hammering...LOL... Aprils kids got me Ear rings and a necklace that I totally love, a new purse, Lotions & a gift card for gas...yea! Peggy made me my Cherry Stuffed Sugar cookie pockets, socks, and I got pictures of all the new Baby's..Love them...
God Blessed me with so much joy and happiness this Christmas...
I do hope that each and everyone of you shared many Blessings with your family's this Christmas and you have tons of memories to tuck away!
Love, Peace and Happiness to one and all as you head intot he new year!