On Christmas Adam, Grandpa Kelly and Grandma Kerri came to town, and the Hess side of the family got together for dinner at our favorite local Mexican restaurant. I sadly didn't think to take a picture. After dinner Grandpa and Grandma came back to our home and we exchanged gifts. They spoiled the grandkids with some fun stuff like: motorized cars that ride on a track for the younger kids and Google play cards for the older boys.
We spent Christmas Eve night with the Nichols side of the family. We had a meal of various appetizers and cake (I made caramel praline torte). The children all received some little gifts sent in a package by Grandma Betty and Pappy, and cards with money. Grandma and Pappy kindly sent the adults some Christmas money as well. Then we had a gift exchange, where everyone opened one gift, opened by the youngest up to the oldest. We ended the evening opening homemade gifts between us sisters. London gifted service coupons, Sariah gifted homemade cooking extracts and I gifted the game Outburst with a special version of the game with top ten lists based on our family members. We played the family game that evening. It was really fun! I think it's my favorite angel gift I've ever made.