Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Christmas Eve

We spent Christmas Eve in Southern California this year with the Higham's.  Even though there were 8 of us siblings together, it felt like a small group.  Don't get me wrong, there were a lot of people and lots of noise, but we definitely missed all that family that wasn't there.  We had the traditional Higham Family dinner of tacos and root beer floats.  And then Santa brought some presents early (pajamas of course).  We then read "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".  And ended the night thinking about the true meaning of Christmas with songs and acting out the Nativity.  It was a fun filled night.  We are so glad that we live close so that we can enjoy the holidays with family.
Grandpa handing out presents that Santa brought early.
Dad and Hunter waiting patiently for their gifts.
Getting ready to open.
All the family still "at home".  Grandpa, Grandma, Debbie, Becky, Liz and Michael.
Doug, Liz and Aly.
Justin, Sarah, Morgan, Taylor, Dallin and Daniel.
Dad and Mom, Hunter, Natalie, Spencer, Bailey and Tanner.
Jim and Christi, Tori and Riley.
Becky, Debbie and Liz 
Bailey and Mom
Dad and Mom (and Hunter)
Dad and Hunter
Natalie and Bailey
Daniel and Spencer (10 days apart)
Taylor and Bailey (born on the same day)
Tanner and Dallin (born 6 weeks apart)
Grandpa Higham reading "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

And you can't finish off the night without a good wrestling match. . .Spencer and Daniel.
And Dallin and Tanner.


Chelle said...

Looks fun..I love big groups. My fav is the huge mess of stockings on the mantle! :)

Cami Bruschke said...

I love how all the cousins get matching PJ's - so cute!