On the 23rd, we had the annual Rino (Kevin's Mom's side of the family) Christmas party at the Briggs' house. It was fun and there was good food as always. We had dinner and a white elephant gift exchange.
On the 24th, we went down to Orem for a Christmas eve party at my parent's house. My dad's side of the family was there. There were some delicious soups and other good food. We played a gift exchange game and did the nativity story. I wasn't originally going to be in the nativity, but last minute got put in as Mary. After the nativity, my Grandparents talked for a little bit, and it was really sweet. Then it was home so we could hurry and go to sleep before Santa came!
Kevin and Ryder as shepherds
Courtney and Leah as angels
Me and Trey as Mary and Joseph with Austin as baby Jesus
Riley was originally going to be Mary, but she really wanted to be a shepherd instead
Rashell and Payton as a sheep and cow
Colby, Logan, and Jeremy as the wise men
The whole group
Christmas morning was exciting! Ryder woke up and went out to see that Santa had brought him and big train table! He was so happy, but immediately went right to work playing with it. He was in the "zone" ha ha. It was so fun. After playing with that for a little while and then checking out his stocking, the rest of Kevin's family came down to open presents. It was a nice relaxing morning. We had blueberry cream cheese french toast, which I always look forward to! It's so yummy!
Christmas morning. A train table!
Smiley followed by 15 minutes of...
this intensity and...
this kind of concentration
Ryder's stocking stuffers
Showing Grandma and Grandpa Briggs his new stuff
After Ryder's nap we went down to Orem to see my family. We opened some gifts, and we definitely got spoiled from both sides of the family! I got a Vitamix blender from both sets of parents and Kevin. We got a brand new stroller for this new baby boy coming. Kevin got some awesome new camping gear. Ryder got lots of fun toys, books, and clothes. Baby boy even received some new baby gear and clothing! We then had an amazing fondue dinner. It was so good. We had meat, and a selection of fruits, veggies and bread to cook in broth and cheese. Then for dessert we had a TON of yummy things to dip in the new chocolate fountain my parents got. It was a lot of fun.
Down at my parent's house, showing a new church outfit for Ryder
Ryder was a little burnt out on opening gifts at this point. He just wanted to play by the stockings
A new outfit for baby boy :)
Checking out one of his new books with Aunt Rashell
Christmas was so nice and I'm glad we got to spend time with both of our families.