Every Christmas we receive some extra special gifts from Ashlyn's birth family. We enjoy opening these packages separately and remembering the amazing gift that was given to us through adoption. Ashlyn's birth-grandparents always pick the perfect gifts for both our girls! We are so grateful for our contact with them.
We began our two days of non-stop holiday celebration at Corbin's parents where we spent our time playing games, eating (and eating), and opening a never-ending supply of presents! We were short on cousins this year, but there was still enough joyful noise to fill the house :)
Grandpa explaining the many symbolisms of Christmas. One of these years they will actually remember what everything represents.
Opening all the presents for Grandma's & Grandpa's toy room. Trust me, it's the envy of neighborhood!
Glitter nails with my girls
Ashy wanted to do her own nails :)
Back over to Stef's parents house to sleep.
A little quality cuddling time with Aunt Brookie before going to bed.
Grandma told them an elf brought a big sack and inside were dream lite pillow pets for all the grandkids!
In keeping with our tradition, we spent the day before Thanksgiving with Corbin's side of the family and then hung out with Stef's family on Thanksgiving day. That means we got to experience Thanksgiving dinner twice- which made Ashlyn extremely happy because mashed potatoes and gravy is her favorite food. Consequently, if you ask her what her favorite holiday is, she will tell you "Thanksgiving, because we get to eat so much smashed potatoes and gravy!"
All the cousins (except Emilee, Ally, Anna & Ethan) from L to R: