Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas 2013

We had a wonderful first Christmas in Texas! Christmas is my favorite holiday. Not only do we get to give to the one's we love, but we also get to celebrate our Savior's birth. I love the wonderful spirit surrounding this time. We have been so lucky to be able to spend Christmas with the WHOLE Richardson side of the family this year, and we have had the best time!

Christmas Eve was very low-key for us. We were supposed to head to Fort Worth to Courtney and John's house, but our niece Myka was sick, so we decided to stay in Plano to keep Everett from catching anything. Since we were the only ones that stayed behind, we headed to Panda Express for our dinner (and it was delicious). We then sang Christmas songs, read the story of Christ's birth in the bible, and drank Martinelli's. When everyone else got home, we watched movies and changed into our Christmas PJ's and waited for the magic of Christmas day to begin!

Our Christmas day started out pretty early in the morning. We got up and watched our niece and nephew, Brighton and Aleena open their presents from Santa. They got some pretty awesome toys! I loved seeing the joy in their eyes! Then rest of us then opened our presents and enjoyed our morning.  Kyle and I got a lot of cute clothes (mostly from J Crew...duh) and Everett got some cute onesies and toys. After cleaning up and resting a bit, we all got together for a delicious Christmas dinner filled with ham, mashed potatoes and rolls. Right when I sat down to eat, my Mom texted me and let me know that my little brother, Michael, was calling from his mission! I hurried and ate my food, and ran upstairs to connect to the video chat that was happening. It was so fun to talk to Michael and to introduce him to his nephew for the first time (he didn't get to meet Everett before he left on his mission). The rest of Christmas was spend hanging out with the Richardson side and enjoying each other's company.

And now prepare for picture overload:



cutest Christmas PJ's ever




Our super cute stockings!







Everett visiting Santa


Our cute little tree

opening presents!
Aleena and Brighton seeing what Santa brought them


Talking to Elder Moody! We had Skype and FaceTime going on two iPhones to talk to him!

Merry Christmas!

Everett really liked his new toys!


Just some more of the same cardigan from J crew in different colors haha

opening his first Christmas present


Aunt Heather and Everett






My awesome Christmas PJ shirt




hang in' with Pappy






akita got some wrapping paper on her nose

Brighton and his awesome new pirate ship!




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