Merry Christmas!

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Oh, the insanity! We had a wonderful, blessed Christmas. With everything going on in the world right now, it was nice to have a special day to experience joy, surprise, magic, family, generosity, compassion, and love.

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Santa’s elves were up late on Christmas Eve/Christmas morning making sure that everything was ready for the little people living here.

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Checking out her new kitchen

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A dollhouse to play with!

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Then it’s a quick check for the stockings and to make sure Santa and his reindeer tried our snacks. We headed over to Grandma and Grandpa’s to open presents with our cousins.

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Cousins await the word to storm the tree!

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Frenzy…

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No stacking! Take turns!

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Greer was understandibly a little overwhelmed by all of the action.

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Gift-opening bliss

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Zeb and Grandma check out his new toy

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Uh, Matt…you’re going to let your son play with that, right?

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Neve loves her new Doc McStuffins doll

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This little boy seems to want a puppy for Christmas! 

 

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Kids table!

After dinner and some clean-up, it was back home to finish opening gifts!

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A new bike for Greer! She loves it, and has had to remind her big brother that it is sized for her!

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Wearing Dad’s hat to play

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Showing Mom his new toy

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Face-timing with Grandma Gloria in Itasca

Hope all of you had a Merry Christmas too!

Santa Claus is coming to town (or our house)

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In a fire truck, no less! Every year, the Clive Fire Department has a truck go around the neighborhoods with Santa. It’s so much fun to hear the trucks approaching, and we look forward to it every year!

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Waiting for the Santa truck…

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Here he comes!

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Hug for Santa (they loved his firefighter rain coat)

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Greer says, “thanks for the candy cane, but I’m going to stand over here”.

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She loves her dad!