Tomorrow we are leaving on a trip east to the great states of New Jersey and New York. We will be visiting Mike's family and celebrating Christmas together. For Mike and our crew it will be our first Christmas at Mike's parents' house since 1999 (our first married Christmas). All eight cousins will be able to play together, we get to have a date night in NYC with all the siblings and spouses, and we have all kinds of other fun things planned during our stay. And my dad is coming with us too! I think it will be good for us to be away during our first Christmas without Mom.
Tonight, we decided to let the kids open their presents from us and my dad since we don't want to haul them all with us. They had so much fun opening their presents.
Here's a look at some of their loot!