Christmas Day 2011

This morning we woke up pretty early, around 6-7 in the morning and everyone headed downstairs to open presents.  I think Sam opened his stocking while Joe and I, or maybe just Joe – I can’t remember now, took the dogs out.  Then we were all set to go!

We opened gifts from Santa Claus first and then gifts from the family.  Cora and Buddy got spoiled here too and got even more new toys and cookies to eat!

After presents we all got ready and headed over to another family’s house (Joe’s Aunt and Uncle) for Joe’s mom’s side of the family Christmas.  Not everyone from that side of the family was able to make it but we did get to visit for awhile with some of them and have a big buffet breakfast while all of the little kids played with toys.

Around mid-afternoon Joe and I had to head out so we all headed back to their house and collected our dogs and all of our things and started the long drive back up to Upper Michigan.  We didn’t get home until 10:30 but we made it safe and sound at least!  It was a long few days of driving off and on but we had a great time both with my family and with Joe’s family.  Both visits were super short but we’re really glad we got to see everyone at least a little bit around the holidays!


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