As I've mentioned before Ryan's family is ginormous. I mean he probably even have some long lost relatives living in igloos somewhere in Antartica. Who even knows honestly. But I do know that when it comes to the holidays I could only wish that Christmas was a week long holiday or that there were more than 24 hours in a day. Heck, I wish there was more than 24 days in December to prepare for all the gift giving and togetherness.
This year we decided since Lola is now the main focus of our holiday that we were going to throw a mini Christmas party and invite his half of the family over to open gifts, drink eggnog, and just be together. Our Christmas now is going to spent here at home, I mean this IS where Santa will be stopping for little miss shoosh ;) so we decided to eliminate the stress of going to a gazillion different places on the day of Christmas and having a shindig the weekend before.
It was a really wonderful day, reconnecting with everybody and Lola really got to interact more with her cousins Mikaela and Maddie that unfortunately live about 2 hours from here.
A mountain of colorful gifts, two pans of spaghetti pie in the oven, and the sound of everybody reuniting is all a recipe for a successful Christmas triple eve.
This may even become a new tradition for our house.