Four Christmases {part 1}

So far this year I have celebrated four Christmases! It all started on Christmas Eve EVE when Josh got me a pooping penguin.

pooping penguin

It poops jelly beans and it was the talk of the next few days! I think the kids liked it almost as much as I did.

Okay, now on to the actual Christmas celebrations. First, we went and exchanged gifts with my mom.

mom

Isn't she pretty? I love her a whole whole lot. And she makes really awesome fudge.

josh & me
the boys

Kosmo and Tobey even exchanged gifts.

sleepy baby
big yawn

I think all the excitement kind of wore little Tobey out. :)

mom & me
mom & me
me & josh
me & josh
me and mr. magnum

After lunch and present swapping with mom it was back to Josh's for Christmas Eve pizza and movies with his family! We watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and Elf {A Christmas Story was saved for Christmas morning}.

presents

We also had a ton of sweet stuff... think peanut butter fudge, snickerdoodles, gingerbread cookies, and {my personal favorite} PUPPY CHOW!

puppy chow

I love this stuff and I'm so glad my mom made it! I tend to forget about it for the rest of the year, but it's so good! I couldn't believe Josh had never had it before!

josh opening presents

We went ahead exchanged gifts with Mandy and Joe {Josh's sister and brother-in-law} because they weren't going to be able to make it the next morning for Christmas breakfast.

lynda opening mandy & joe's gift
amy figuring it out!
mandy & josh

It was a fun day/evening... I love the togetherness that the holidays bring!

After that we had a bunch of last minute present wrapping to do!!!

After that? I was up at 2:30, 4:00, and 6:30am SICK. It was 100% not awesome, plus 10x worse because it was Christmas. I was just praying that I'd be better in the morning and not stuck in bed/the bathroom all day....

to be continued...

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