And despite the fact we had no extended family to share it with we were so blessed to spend it with others who treat us like family. God never ceases to amaze me.
It began Christmas Eve morning when we shared breakfast with our friends, the Teagues.
Once home I baked a pecan pie and chocolate chip pumpkin bread. At 5 we attended service at church. From there we went to eat at Cheddars with our best friends, the Daigles and our adopted brother Terrence.
The evening only got better when we returned to the Daigles for a gift exchange and Kerri's home made cheese cake. Sooooo good. We had such a great time.
Christmas morning, everyone woke up to the smell of fresh coffee and bacon and eggs on the griddle.
We had a blast watching the kids open their gifts and even Brian and I got spoiled. And even though we didn't get our dossier finished or even USCIS approval as a gift we were still unbelievably thankful. We are praying early in the New Year will bring both those things.
Everything with our meal was perfect and we were even joined by Jared's girlfriend and her brother.
We spent the rest of the day lazing around enjoying our gifts, watching sports and movies and just enjoying our time together.
I cannot begin to tell you just how much we have enjoyed this holiday season. One more week before total reality sets in. I plan on being really productive this week and also enjoying my family. Especially since Brian will be off starting Wednesday through Monday. He deserves the break.
I pray you all had an amazing Christmas also. Happy New Year. May God bless you!!!
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