I have enjoyed reading so many of your Christmas recaps and it is now time for ours. Chris and I had 4 families to visit so to say we were busy and all over the place is an understatement. We live 4 hours from our families but luckily our families live within 30 minutes of each other in Houston. Visiting Houston is so much fun and I love seeing all of our families but I love Dallas and am reminded of that every time we visit Houston.
We went to Houston Friday afternoon and spent time with Chris's dad and family before going to my mom's to sleep. We woke up Saturday morning and I took Chris to his dad's house and then went to get my nails done. Saturday afternoon we went to my mom's for a while and then headed to my dad's later that night. I have a little brother and sister that still very much believe in Santa so I wanted to be there when they woke up. Sunday morning was crazy!! Those kids got guitars and it was LOUD!!! Love the sound of guitars when they are played correctly. After doing Christmas with my dad, we headed to Chris's dads. It was much quieter at their house. I love going over there, it is very homey and comfortable. Here is a picture of their tree.
We then headed to Chris's grandmothers. We saw his whole family there and ate gumbo. His grandmother always makes shrimp gumbo and crab gumbo. It is really good. I took a picture of there tree when we first got there.
We left his grandmas and went back to his dads to get Acey and then to my dads to get our stuff and then finally got to my moms. It was late once we got there but my sister was awake so woke my mom up. We opened one gift and decided we would finish Christmas in the morning.
The best part of Christmas was watching everyone open their gifts. I was so excited to give Chris his gift. He has wanted a specific pair of boots for a while now. I got them and felt like the best wife... until I opened his present. Chris totally over did it this year but I could not be more thankful. Long story short, he had been saying that he was getting me candy and soda for Christmas. It was a joke from a tweet I posted. I figured he would follow through with what he kept saying but didn't know what else he had up his sleeve. I opened my box and saw this...
I was in heaven. I kept digging to see what other goodies he had got me when I felt a box. I had no idea what was in it and was thinking I already have a ring, a watch wouldn't fit, what the heck is it?!? I unwrapped it and it was the same box my engagement ring came in... I opened it to see these...
I didn't cry but could have. I was in complete shock. I could not believe that he got me these beautiful diamond earrings. I haven't taken them off since I put them in on Sunday. The picture is from my iPhone and therefore does not justify their beauty.
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and enjoyed time with their families. It comes and goes so quickly but we can remember the real meaning behind Christmas daily. 2012 is coming soon and there is much we are looking forward to. It will be hard to top 2011 though!