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Christmas Part One

The gingerbread house Gabby made for Christmsas

Gabby and her "sister" posing after decorating the Christmas tree all by themselves

Excited to see Uncle Michael and rough house

Bonding with Aunt Ellen while getting ready for the slumber party

Grandma stealing kisses
 Christmas was a whirlwind as always.  We worked it out in such a way that we were able to celebrate with both side of the family.  We had "Christmas Eve" on Thursday (two days early) with my family at my house so that we were able to have the experience with both sides of the family.  Mom, Dad, and Aunt Ellen came in that day and stayed in a hotel. Uncle Jay, Katie, Carly, Lacey, Patrick, and Corbin all stayed at our house so the kids could all be together.  We enjoyed gumbo, visiting, and allowing the kids to play late into the night (all while Michael was at work running Escape Artist).

Watching a late night movie on our "Christmas Eve"

BFF's exchanging Christmas gifts
 The next morning we all woke up early and got read for our "Christmas".  Gigi, Brandy, Aunt Lisa, and Blakeleigh all arrived around 10:30 and to Gigi's surprise Uncle Jay and his kids were there, which made her holiday extra special! We enjoyed a traditional ham dinner and then opened gifts.  The kids enjoyed opening gifts while we all watched them.  It was a fun day full of laughter, visiting, and squeals of glee from the kids. Below is a summary of our Cajun Christmas in photos.  We had a short holiday, everyone was gone by 5:30 so that we could head to Dallas for Christmas with Michael's side of the family.

Finally passed out from all of the excitement from the day of celebrating.

Gabby and Blakeleigh made Build A Bear's together


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