After we celebrated Christmas with Patrick's family, we made a quick trip up to NE Oklahoma to celebrate with my family.
This is for all those late nights/early mornings, all those dirty runny diapers, all those temper tantrums - past, present, & future. For all those times I stand on your bare feet with my shoes, jab or climb on little sister in your belly, or pour out all my snacks all over the grocery store floor to hear them scatter across the aisle. For all the runny noses and the times I tell you I am done with my food by either spitting it out onto my shirt or throwing it across the room or onto the floor. For the times I rearranged your cabinets or the laundry for that matter, especially after you just folded it. For the times I empty out the bathroom drawers into the bathtub or the times I am crying and whining and WE don't know why. But what I DO know is that it doesn't matter how little sleep you get, how sick you may be feeling, or how grumpy I am...you are always there for me! For this I will always love you. Merry Christmas!
After I read it, I couldn't stop crying...it just really meant a lot to me. I am so blessed with a thoughtful husband! I absolutely love the coat they surprised me with, but I will always cherish the card and sentiment behind the gift. :)
As you can see from the picture above when I was kissing Manny, he was way too busy playing with my phone to pay attention to me. He really wasn't all that interested in opening presents at times because he's so obsessed with my phone! This is what he looked like while the other kids were opening gifts. Not the whole time, but still...he's a mess! We ended up hiding it so he could focus. Ha!
My parent's totally spoiled all the kids, and it was fun to watch them open all their gifts. My mom made THE cutest aprons for my nieces...I'm a little jealous of them! :)
My parents even bought some sweet gifts for little sister (who we are hoping to finalize a name for soon!) I love the look on Patrick's face in this picture. He doesn't know what to think about all the girly stuff. And honestly, I don't either...but I love it. :)
It was definitely another fun family Christmas celebrating Jesus' birth, and a wonderful reminder of the blessings in our lives. All that's left now is our little family Christmas at home, so (for those of you that are still reading) I will post about it later this week. :)