Friday, December 25, 2015


Kotten Kandy, Lollipop and Key Lime Pie
are ready for Santa to come...
Who knew that having THREE daughters and TWO grandparents could make the Christmas celebration so much better?  It does!  This was probably one of the most fun and memorable Christmases EVER!  We have truly been blessed with Grandma Mil and Grandpa Mac's visit and Lollipop's stay!!!!!
Our Christmas celebration always starts Christmas Eve.  We have a huge dinner and read the Christmas story from Luke.  Then we give "gifts" to the Savior.  We finish the evening by watching The Nativity Story in our new pajamas.  The girls love their panda PJs.  (The panda is one of Lollipop's favorite animals - so the pajamas were to honor/celebrate with our new sister/daughter!)
The weather has been so beautiful!
I can't believe it's December...
Christmas Eve Dinner
Grandpa Mac, Grandma Mil, Scott, Lollipop, Kotten Kandy and Key Lime Pie
(I'm taking the picture!)
We feasted on ham, turkey, stuffing, sweet potato casserole (Thanks to Amy),
deviled eggs, pistachio salad, red hot jello and rolls....
New pajamas....
Modeling the new panda PJs...
Kotten Kandy, Lollipop and Key Lime Pie
Christmas morning was really fun!  The girls woke up REALLY early (because Key Lime Pie had to work) and opened their stockings.  They oohed and ahhed over the fun things found inside!  Then we feasted on homemade cinnamon rolls.  (Thank you, Scott!)  And finished the morning by opening the presents under the tree.  It was so fun to spend that time together and laugh together and love together!  We count ourselves truly blessed by this amazing group of people we love and shared the celebration of Jesus Christ's birth with!
Waking up at 6:30 a.m. is hard.
But it's worth it for the stockings Santa brought!
The girls were still half asleep in this picture, though!
Key Lime Pie
Kotten Kandy
Mil made a BEAUTIFUL book about our extended family reunion
last year.  It included life lessons from the entire McCallister clan!
Grandpa Mac made an AWESOME CD that included ALL
17 grandchildrens' lullabies + a few others!  We LOVE it!
Kotten Kandy worked REALLY hard making a quilt that represented
ALL of Mil and Grandpa's posterity with their favorite colors.
They loved it!
A few of Key Lime Pie's gifts....
A sampling of Kotten Kandy's presents...
Lollipop couldn't even hold all of her gifts....
Here are all three girls with their "blankies!"
Kotten Kandy (with an owl) - Lollipop (with an eagle) - Key Lime Pie (with a wolf)
Merry Christmas!


  1. Love it! Merry Christmas to you All!
    Oh, but Where is the picture of Scottie in his new shirt?

  2. Wasn't it great? Wasn't it special? Wasn't it fun? Wasn't it a perfect Christmas in every way?!
    Full tummies, tree full of presents and especially full hearts... Thank you so very much, Grandma Mil