SNOW!!!! And like a BLIZZARD....well, for Texas anyways! LOL! LOVE IT!!
And as I write on in this post....I want to thank my precious husband, Brant!! He took ALL the photos and thank goodness! I am always so busy.....I put the camera down and forget to take photos. So....our precious Daddy is in not 1 single pic tonight! I am so mad at myself~and to top that off, he has to work tomorrow, Christmas Day! Firefighters work their shift, holidays are not....bummer! We will make it up to him though!! Love you Daddy!
Here he is......
Okay....back to the festivities!!
We always have everyone over at our home Christmas Eve.....
Reid went to Meagan's (GF) families for lunch....so we waited for them to arrive.
The kids waiting for everyone to finish eat....so they can open gifts! Go figure...
Reid and Meagan My BIG girl.....and her B-day is 2 days away!
Maddie is so good with them!
My Mad...showing off her zebra!
Reid and Meagan
Let the presents begin....
My mother in law, Gail
Father in law, Tom
Me making sure Eli's new bat is not a deadly weapon.....it wasn't! LOL! It was rubbery soft!
Dad....always sportin' his Longhorn gear!
Reid opening his....Te Mato??? Inside joke between his Dad and hi.
Nice glasses.....Grandma always finds the neatest gifts. These were a HIT!
Meagan loves PARIS!
Reid got Maddie a new bag! He shopped all by himself this year. Good job Brother!!
What am I doing??
Zoe has had enough.....
Mom and Dad
Reid finally getting his real gift from Dad...and iPhone!!
Maddie getting her BIG gift from Daddy....
Snow Board Bindings....and ZEBRA!!!
My sister and her family decided to stay the night due to the bad weather.....so I inherited 2 extra kids! Somehow the all ended up before bed jumping and wrestling on my bed! They LOVE to wrestle with Reid.
We had a FUN evening with Brant's parents, my parents and my sister and her husband and kids. Unfotunately my brother and sister in law could not make it. My brother had back surgery 2 days ago and they were going to come, but decided due to the weather and driving condition he should stay in. They live a few hours away. So we are praying that he feels better and heals soon! I did not get any pictures....but SANTA always makes an appearance at The Rose Home every Christmas Eve! Brant did it for years.....SHHHH, but since are kids are older he has passed the torch on to my brother in law. So, this was his first time to "play" Santa....and it was a hit! We all pretend to hear Santa's sleigh bells and we all go outside to look and then WHAM....we see Santa in the house through the window putting gifts under the tree. Then we have to be very quiet so Santa doesn't hear us....and when he leaves we go back in the house and the kids are delighted to see gifts that Santa left for them!
They were soooooo CUTE!
We did Santa every year since Reid was 2 and we still do it!! It sure was COLD this year out there watching Santa though! Ha Ha.