But before I do all that, here's an adventure we had before we went home. These sweet boots are in a money store called Cavender's Boot City in Houston. We got Mitch's brother Cory a belt buckle from there. Just thought I would show you Houston's holiday spirit.
My family came and picked us up at the airport and these little guys were at the house waiting to surprise us!
We also got to go see Nats cheer at the Olympus Jr. girl's bball championship game. It is a very different experience going to a game to watch the cheerleaders. I had to remind Mitch a few times that he was there to watch the cheerleaders and not the basketball game.
Richard got a little creative with the frosting...good old Santy Clause.
We also got to go to White Christmas at Pioneer Theater in Salt Lake with my family and it was so good! Mitch was falling asleep throughout the play but I think it was because of lack of sleep (he woke up at 5:30 to play basketball a few times with his brothers and dad) more than boredom. Maybe it was a combination of both. I loved it because they had really good dancing!
On Christmas Eve, we went swimming with Mitch's fam and had a blast! (I wish I had some pictures) We had the attention of the whole place after we had played a few pretty competitive games. Or maybe it was because all 10 of us were on average about 15 years older than anybody else there and were making quite a splash on the water slide. By the end, they were all wishing they were part of our family. : ) Afterward, we went to dinner at yummy 5 Guys.
Mitch's neighborhood has a tradition of doing "curbside candles" on Christmas Eve. It turned out so pretty!
Mitch's cute little sister dressed up as Rudolph!
Our Christmas Eve party was at Mitch's grandparents and we had a lot of fun. We made pizza for dinner, played Pin the Tail on Rudolph, played a little present exchange game, and had a little talent show.
Christmas morning was just as exciting as when we were 6 years old. We all waited at the top of the stairs till we could go downstairs to see if Santa had come!
We went over to my aunt Becky's house for Christmas morning breakfast and got to see all my cousins. It is one of my favorite meals of the whole year!
Later, we went to go see what Santa brought for my little nephews and they were so excited to show us!
That's already too many pictures so I better be done for this post. More fun memories and pictures to come...!