Christmas Eve was a little bitter sweet for me this year. It was the first of many, I'm sure, that I'll spend without Joey. Although I love all of my family and truly enjoyed our time together, I missed Joey.
We did manage to snap a few pics before Joey headed to work, though.
When Joey left for work, the kids and I headed over to my parents (where we always spend Christmas Eve). We unloaded all of the presents and food and then headed to church.
After church, it was back to the house to answer the question "Is it time to open presents?" about a million times. As a parent, it's a bit frustrating, but I do remember being a kid and the anticipation was a killer!!
So, without further adieu... the gifts!
We draw names for my side of the family, so everyone is only responsible for one gift. Well, except my parents, because they can't NOT give the grandkids a gift, right?!?
My parents gave Ashton to cutest photo scrapbook frame. (It's a magnetic frame, kind of, so it's really easy to change out the pictures.) She loved it and can't wait to hang it up in her new room.
And for Taylor, how about a punching bag and some boxing gloves?
There were also plenty of iTunes gift cards, cash, and candy to go around. I'd say it was a successful Christmas Eve.