When we woke up on Christmas morning, this is what our house looked like! I could not believe we actually had a White Christmas on Emma Claire's 1st one! How cool is that ?!!?!?
My parents came up in the morning and Pa (Matt's Dad) stopped by the house to see what Santa had brought to Emma Claire. She must have been a really good girl, she got one big toy and a few small things and she was thrilled as you can see in the picture below! She was so funny, her eyes just got huge and then again, started to laugh when you would put the balls into the dinosaur...I love the small things in live that make her happy!
We then went over to Nana and Pa's house (Matt's parents) for breakfast and more Christmas Cheer!
Nana and Emma Claire
Emma Claire unwrapping her present's from Nana and Pa! More clothes and shoes and some money! I'm telling you, this little thing is going to be decked out and I cannot wait!
After resting for a bit, Mom and Dad headed back home and then we went down to see Matt's Dad's side of the family, the Suttles.
Kathy, Emma Claire and Tammy
Pa (Matt's Grandfather) and Emma Claire
Pa (Matt's Dad) and Emma Claire
We spent a few hours down there and then headed back to Matt's parents house which is within walking distance...probably less than 100 yards away to pick up Boomer, drop him off at our house and then head up to Memaw Thornton's house for Christmas Day dinner. We had a wonderful time enjoying our time with family. Emma Claire of course received more clothes and a Santa which laughs which she thought was hilarious!
Emma Claire and Nana opening up more clothes!
Emma Claire and the laughing Santa
It again, was another wonderful day and we were so blessed. It was a nice time to reflect on what we are thankful for each and every day. I was thinking back to last Christmas when I was pregnant with Emma Claire and how we had just found out we were going to be having a little girl. Little did I know how everything was about to change. I thought about how Mary must have felt before giving birth to Jesus in the smelly manager inhabited by animals. In no way am I comparing myself to Mary, but it is incredible to me to think she had no idea, only she was young, un-married and had an angel appear to her telling her what was going to be happening. How we never know what our future holds, but God does and that is all that matters. He will never leave us or forsake us...PRAISE God!!!!!