Well it's here, Christmas Day, 2010. I hope you are all enjoying your day as much as I am. It's been a great morning! Lots of gifts left by Santa and a whole lot of love in our hearts. Christmas at the Pride house has always been so much fun! When we were kids it was always so exciting at Christmas. 7 children excitedly opening stockings and playing with all of our toys. In my family Santa displays our gifts. All of our gifts are left in nice little displays; each display personalized by the different personalities of 6 girls and 1 boy. As I've gotten older, and became a teacher, it's not hard to find my gifts. This year it was the Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends book and the 4 packs of sillybandz that hinted to me that the display under the tree was intended for me. Besides the book of poetry and bracelets, Santa left me lots of jewelery. I received a pair of silver Swarovski earrings, a pair of gold earrings and hoop necklace from Tori Spelling's collection, lots of other cute silver and gold costume jewelry, and my FAVORITE gift this year is a trinity cross that is three pieces that links perfectly into a BEAUTIFUL cross. I also received some food storage containers, rocket grill, Coach key chain, makeup with brushes, jewelry case, and a few other goodies. All in all, Santa was very good to me!! :) :) :) Here are a few pictures of my gifts:
Here are a few other pictures from Christmas morning:
Christmas day was a complete success! But in my family, we love Christmas Eve best. We always have a light dinner and tasty hor d'oeuvres, including my mom's famous holiday dip! YUM!!!! After we eat, we usually go to Christmas Eve service. Christmas Eve service was great this year. I just love singing my heart out to Christmas carols! :) After church it's time to open sibling gifts!!! We draw names at Thanksgiving and then buy a gift for 50 dollars. Even though we're supposed to only buy for that one sibling, we always seem to get a little something for everyone. This year I had Meredith for the exchange. I bought her some jewelery and I made her a scrap book on shutterfly.com She's had a rough year with her health, so the book was really appropriate for her. She cried and so did we when she looked through it.
Here are a few more pics from the Christmas Eve sibling gift exchange:
Christmas, 2010 was a HUGE success!!! The best gift I got this year is the gift of family. I am so blessed to have this crazy lil' family of mine!!! Merry Christmas!! :) :) :)