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Christmas in Dallas

The Friday after Christmas we celebrated our "second" Christmas of the year with Michael's family. It was a wonderful intimate affair.  We woke up and while we were still in our pajamas we went to the Christmas tree, Emma passed out the gifts, (for the viewing pleasure of Grandma, Grandpa, Mommy, & Daddy), and then Gabby began opening her gifts with the assistance of Emma.  The celebration went wonderfully.  Since Gabby practiced opening gifts, she was a professional at it.  It was adorable, Emma would start ripping the paper for her and the she would go after it like opening gifts was the most fun she'd ever had in her entire life.  Gabby seemed to comprehend what each gift was and once it was all over she screamed for Daddy to assemble her mini-coupe. After an hour of rebuilding the new coupe it was finally done and Gabby took it for a test spin.  Daddy pushed her and helped her drift around corners and do doughnuts. She LOVES her mini-coupe and it's a good way for Mommy and Daddy to get their daily cardio.  Luckily while at Grandma and Grandpa's Emma was there to push Gabby all day long (no exaggeration).

Thank you Grandma and Grandpa for spoiling all of us! Gabby loves Michael's helicopters as much as he does and I know she will love the clothes I will one day be making on my new sewing machine.  We loved our Christmas in Dallas!!


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