That evening, we headed back to my parent's house. The boys opened their Christmas jammies and getting a good picture in front of the tree was like trying to pull teeth. Instead of good pictures, I have a lot of outtakes.
We skyped with my brother Geoff and his wife and watched them open their gifts from us and the boys went to bed. I don't think they got into bed until 10:30, it was a late night. It was the fastest they've ever gone to sleep though! Notice the giant snowman and grinch they slept with. I thought it was pretty darn cute.
Santa came and spoiled the boys. He also brought a note saying that he was taking Roland, our elf back to the North Pole. Marshall and I were up by 8 and actually had to wake the boys up at around 8:15 since they were still asleep. They were so excited with all of their gifts. I was really anxious for Marshall to open one of his gifts since it was something I knew he'd always wanted to do! I got him 7th row seats to a Lakers Game in LA next month. We are going together and taking a little couples vacation which I'm excited about.
We spent the morning playing and made our traditional brunch at my parents house with ham, crepes, hashbrowns, eggs and orange juice. So good!!
We had a white Christmas with a lot of snow which was exciting! In the picture below, you can see my parent's backyard and just how much there was.
In the afternoon, we headed back to Marshall's parent's house. We exchanged more gifts with his family and had a fantastic Christmas dinner. That night we played games and enjoyed each other's company.