This year Christmas was an unusual one for sure. We made plans. Thought 'em all out and got all hyped about the whole ordeal. Christmas was even part of last years new years resolutions. Crazy, I know. We all know and are very familiar though, that plans don't always go as they are....planned. Life, right?!?
Remember this post? "Oh we're getting ready to go to...FLORIDA?"
Well...let's start with Mike's lovely shop.
Grit my teeth and call me Toodles...Mike's shop just down right messed up the holiday schedule for everyone. Really? Let's have everyone come in on Christmas Eve and check in just because
Hey...but what do I always say? Everything happens for a reason. Yes. It. Does.
We decided to go ahead and let the girls open their presents from Moma and Daddy. I love watching the girls' eyes when the paper starts rattling. It's just precious!
After accepting the fact that my first plans of spending a week in Florida were adjusted, there was more news that oh so gracefully made it's way as an encore.
The night before we were to leave for Florida, Moma and Daddy let me know that the flu had welcomed itself into their home...how rude! Apparently, everyone had it or had had it and was in the "getting over it" stages. YUCK!!!
Even little Colton was getting it, poor little man. So, all in all, out of best interest for my girls, we canceled our trip to Florida all together. Remember...everything happens for a reason? Well, the schedule mishap was the delay that we needed to keep from tossing our girls and ourselves into a salad of germs and whatever else was floating around. And once again, Florida was going to have to wait yet another year for me to be "home for Christmas."
We made a quick decision to turn our trip around and head North instead...to Mike's family. Boy was his Mom Mom surprised...can you see her face?
His Dad was shocked too, even though he knew we were coming.
Christmas morning we went down to Mom Mom and Pop Pops for breakfast and simply enjoyed Christmas. I couldn't resist sharing Hope's smile with yall. This is her cheese smile. I'm totally loving it and it makes me want to eat her up.