Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Surprise

Santa Claus was really good.


Guess what he brought?

It was an extra special surprise, coordinated by one of his elves.

We were all at a Christmas Eve party.

Having a lot of fun, but missing Will and Cort, who live on the East Coast.

I have been telling myself for weeks that I have to get used to not having the crew together on Christmas. 

But then, guess who came in???


When they first walked in I starred, dumbfounded.  Then I smiled, and casually said, "Hi!"

Then realized it really was my son and his wife, and that they live 3,000 miles away, and had not been home for what seems like a lifetime, and they were not going to be able to come home for Christmas.

And then I shouted with surprise!

And then I cried!  Of course!

Not many pictures--I was still in shock!

Church was extra special.

The Christmas Elf delivered big time--OSU Beaver theme this year.

Even an extra pair for Mei Mei.

Christmas morning was extra exciting!

Christmas dinner brought more tears of joy--just amazed to see the smiling faces of Will and Cort around the table--unfortunately James had to leave for work right before we ate.

A very special Christmas, with a very special crew of kids.  We are truly blessed! 

I am so thankful to Hubby for arranging the Christmas surprise!

And no Christmas would be complete without an Awkward Family Foto. 



One Thankful Mom said...

I am so happy for you! We were missing Andrew and Mimi, but we get to have them with us nearly all year, so I need to happily share them. Merry Christmas!

Stevens Family said...

What an awesome surprise! Love all the pics and the awkward family photo is hilarious!!