Christmas Eve we went to my cousin Kourtney's house with my Dad's side of the family. We ate lots of good food and had fun catching up with each other.
|Me and my sister Annalie|
|Uncle Robert and my cousin Kristi|
|My cousin Debbie and her son Brandon and daughter-in-law Karen|
|My sister Alicia, me and my brother Austin|
|My cousins and my Aunt Shirley|
|Cousins Brian and David|
|My cousin Melody, her husband Brian and their daughter Brenna|
|My cousins Lauren and Kami|
|My cousins mother-in-law visiting from Canada, my sister Annalie and my Grandmother|
|Cousins Kristi and Kourtney|
|My cousin Melody and Aunt Mary|
Instead of presents this year, we decided to do an auction to raise money for my sister's mission work in Honduras. Everyone brought items from around their house that they didn't want anymore, but that someone else might and we auctioned them off. My brother Austin was the auctioneer and we raised over $400! It was so fun! We were able to leave with items that we wanted and know that our money was going to a good cause.
|Austin actioning off the items|
|The auction table|
|Waiting to open presents|
|All the dogs love Austin|
|All the presents!|
|Brothers and Sisters|
|Dad loves Maddie!|
|And the dogs love him|
I loved all the presents that I got from everyone and it was so fun to give them gifts too! Here are pictures of the loot!
|Scarf from Adam, t-shirt, shoes, and purse from Alicia, candlesticks and gloves from Annalie, jewelry form Mom and Dad|
|Close-up of the jewelry. I really wanted rose gold this year and I love it!|
|Trench coat from Austin and jewelry box from Mom and Dad|
|Maddie loves her Christmas present too!|
|And the big present from Mom and Dad...a new elliptical! |
For Christmas dinner my Aunt Linda and cousins came over. We ate dinner and played Texas 42. It was so fun and we had a really great time considering the circumstances.
|My cousins Rachelle and Angela and Carson and Roby playing with the iPad|
|Annalie, Alicia, Aunt Linda, Rusty, and Dad|
|Rusty letting everyone know that he was the winner and Aunt Linda was the loser at dominoes|
|Carson showing off his new batman t-shirt and muscles|
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and cherished your time with your loved ones!