For the first time this year, on Christmas morning my siblings actually suggested that we read the story of Jesus’ birth. Just like around Easter we read of his death and do communion, this year on his birthday, we read of his birth. I thought it couldn’t have been a more perfect time to remember the real reason of Christmas. I think we should make it a tradition.
Every year, we get together with my mom and dad’s sides of the family. Usually with my dad’s on the weekend before, since Christmas day is usually so busy for everybody. This year my grandmother (dads mom) was able to come with us for the first time in 4 years. She lives in a nursing home, and can’t walk, so we can’t usually get her there. But this year my family thought of renting a ‘medi-taxi’ to get her there. When I originally told her, she started crying and said “don’t worry Mallory! These are only tears of joy.” She was so excited to get to come, and we were so excited to be able to get her there. Before we left to see the family, I went over and did her hair and got her all dressed up. Every time someone would say how pretty she looked, she would respond with “well I just can’t help it!”. 🙂
My mom, dad, brothers and sisters with Mawmaw.
Then on Christmas day we always go to my mom’s parents house, better known as ‘Mum & Pop’s’ 🙂 This is my mom, mum & pop, her sister, and her brothers.
mom and dad, and all my moms brothers, sister, and spouses (except for Shannon who had ran home to get something so she isn’t in the picture)
And here we are, the majority of the grandkids 🙂 (except for Cody & Whitney, Cameron, Autumn, Jeremy, and Kane)
I love this series of Mum & Pop 🙂
anddd favorite 🙂