We celebrated Christmas with my family on Christmas afternoon. We hosted the whole crew at our home this year. As usual, it was full of fun, loud, crazy, memorable moments. There is never a dull or quiet moment when you get 16 people together under one roof, and 6 of those little darlings, are ages 7 and under. But, we wouldn't trade it for anything. It makes my heart happy.
Before we open gifts, Pappy has always started off the day with reading the, Marler Christmas Story Book. But this year, he changed it up, and now the older grandkids are going to take turns reading. It was such a great idea and I am loving this new tradition. You can read more about this book on my moms blog here.
Cade, Maggie, and Cole getting ready
Cade listening (and, smiling)
Daddy and Cash
Everyone read the last page together with Pappy
Then, it was time for presents.
There were timed scooter races circling the inside of the house
Some dozed off for little power naps
There was a lot of cousin loving going on
We also...ate a ton, hung out, watched movies and just chilled. Somehow, I managed to not get a single picture of any of that.
Coming up...McWhorter Christmas
Oh, and it is New Year's Eve. In a couple of hours, we are heading to hang with a group of our closest friends and their families.
What are your plans for tonight?