Hey y’all!! We had the best Christmas over here! On Christmas Eve Eve, we went to dinner at one of our favorite little places in Downtown McKinney: The Pantry! The owner is so nice, and she even made me my favorite dish (even though it wasn’t on the menu that night) because she knows how much I love it!
Me and my 3 cuties 🙂
Our view out the window of the restaurant. So cozy!!
And, all of us together!
We did some quick antique shopping
and checked out a few amazing light displays that we had missed earlier in the season!
We didn’t stay out late though, because we had some work to do! It was time to get the dough ready for our annual cinnamon roll fun!
We always prep the dough the night before and finish it up on christmas Eve morning!
Our elf George brought pajamas for us to deliver the rolls in the next morning!
Here we are…on our way!
We had so much fun delivering to our friends!
I am so thankful for such a fun tradition! Seeing all of our friends at their door on Christmas Eve morning makes it so fun for our kids, and I am hoping we can keep this little tradition going until we are empty nesters. We will see!
After we got home, we had a surprise visitor from our neighborhood!! One of our neighbors dresses as Santa each Christmas Eve and passes out candy canes out to all of the kids. So sweet!
And, before we knew it, it was time to head to Christmas Eve services! 🙂
We didn’t get any family pictures beforehand this year…at this point, I had been up since TOO EARLY baking cinnamon rolls. No amount of dry shampoo and lipstick was enough to help me out! haha! Mama was looking and feeling tired.
The candles are always a favorite in our group!
After Christmas Eve services each year, we head to my Aunt Karen’s house in Dallas for Reindeer Games. My kids talk about this ALL YEAR LONG and are huge fans of this tradition!
This year, one of the games involved piggie races with these little motorized pigs, and we were laughing so hard! I mean, you haven’t lived until you’ve cheered on a bunch of toy pigs on Christmas Eve. 😉
We left after dinner and went home to get ready for bed! Santa was coming! Rob put together the last bit of the Santa gifts, and I edited a few sessions for some special client…so they could have their photos to share on Christmas. 🙂
On Christmas Morning, everyone was all smiles! Luke was thrilled by his new soccer rebounder!
Presley found some things under the tree to be jolly about too!
And, Jackson had a very fun Christmas as well!
He showed Presley how to use his new Nerf Gun! 🙂
Our family wasn’t scheduled to come over until that night, so we just got to relax and hang out all day! It was glorious!
Someone gave Presley this gigantic giraffe, and she instantly fell in love! So sweet!
The cutest presents under the tree. 🙂
I served Mix and Match mama’s Simple Beef Enchiladas, Mexican Rice, and a Peppermint Trifle for dinner! I was able to prep everything the day before, so I just popped things in the oven on Christmas Day! Everything was delicious!!!
It really was the perfect ending to a great Holiday!!
I hope had a great Christmas with your family!!