Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmases Galore!!!

Last year at Christmas time, this little pup came to join our family :)
best Christmas present ever!!!
We started out in Van Buren this year and these cousins played sooo hard together that even this little bundle of energy crashed and burned :)

I got to spend lots of time with my sisters in law!
 and these two pics are just because he's so darn cute!

Every year on Christmas Eve, the kids get to decorate Mimi's special tree with all of the ornaments from when the kids' mommy and daddies were little...

 celebrating advent with the kids...
 and then present time! The kids all opened their presents on Christmas Eve and had a blast!

 Then...the children were nestled all snug in their beds while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads! We tracked Santa and decided that we should hurry to bed so we could be alseep before he got here! When Luca heard us talking about Santa, he got very afraid and went to bed crying, "saaantaaa". Not a fan at all!
 Luca was the first one up and when we told him Santa came, he covered his eyes in terror and had to be coaxed out! haha

 Then Miss Ella and all the big kids woke up and ransacked their Santa goodies in the living room!

 Christmas morning...

 After Santa gifts and Mimi and Pops, we packed up and drove to Nana B and Papa Bo's in our pjs for more christmas fun!

 Luca got the hang of this whole present thing this year! Over and over he said, "I got pesant! I open it! OOOOO!"
 mouths full of bubble gum treats!

We had a holly jolly Christmas for sure!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas to all...

and to all a good night.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Home For the Holidays

We celebrated the Hughes family Christmas last night and had a blast as usual! We had our traditional Christmas games and opened presents. We stuffed our faces and just enjoyed being all together for another year! I feel extremely blessed to have such a tight knit family...especially at Christmas time. We topped off the evening with a full blown impromptu marshmallow snowball fight when an innocent Christmas game got out of hand :) as always, lasting memories were made!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012