This was our first Christmas in Ohio. It was different, but nice. It was a bit hard for me, because I don't remember any Christmas when I didn't see my mom and dad. Our tradition every Christmas morning was to go to my parents, have breakfast, and open gifts. So missed that this year.
On Christmas Eve morning, I started a new tradition (thanks to an idea on Pinterest). I bought the kids their annual Christmas PJ's, but this year I included a new DVD (Despicable Me 2) and a microwaveable bag of popcorn. Everything was wrapped in a box and the kids opened it together (first picture below). We watched the movie that morning.
I took the kids to mass on Christmas Eve. We sat through mass with Poppy. After mass we all went to Nanny and Poppy's house for snacks and to open gifts. The photo below of the kids on the couch was taken at Nanny and Poppy's house.
Christmas Day was nice. The kids got up around 7:30am and we started opening gifts. They loved everything they received. We headed to Tracy and Stephen's in the afternoon and the fun continued. It was a nice day spent with family.
Hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas as much as we did. We sure did miss our family and friends in NJ, but was glad to be able to spend Christmas with our family in Ohio.