The One with Christmas 2011

Friday, December 23:  First and only time Christmas shopping

Saturday, December 24:  Henling Family Christmas Eve tradition of eating at El Rancho and opening presents.

Then, Bratt Family Christmas Eve tradition of the Talent Show (Tobin danced, Tatum did Zumba, Talan played football, I did a Yoga pose, and Steve remodeled a house).  After doing a talent the kids always get new pj's to sleep in for Christmas Eve.

Sunday, December 25:  Kids woke up and checked out what Santa brought.  We only got a few pics because we were busy recording the action. 

Tobin got a Cozy Coupe with trailer. 
Please disregard the snot rocket.  It's one of the only pictures from that morning.
Talan and Tatum each got a DSiXL and a pillow pet.

We actually made it to church on time, even a little early.  I loved having Christmas on a Sunday.  It was a great meeting that helped us remember what Christmas is really about.  After church we went to Amma and Bappy's house to open more presents and have the traditional spaghetti dinner.  Finally, we played the new hilarious game that Jason got. 

Monday, December 26:  Tree down, presents put away, and back to reality of working on the never-ending house projects.

We were truly blessed to spend time with those that matter most, even though it was a whirlwind holiday.  Hopefully next year won't be so stressful!

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