We got there and were welcomed by a warm house and lots of love, as well as family excited to meet Clara, since the Bristers hadn't met her yet. Nana found a Santa hat for Madeleine with a tiara on it. Can you even imagine how excited she was?! Daddy still looked like a jokester in the elf hat.
We had a great time opening gifts, and everyone put a lot of thought into what they gave!! There was no shortage of cuddles for Clara.
Things got silly again when Madeleine decided to make a bow hat out of some of the present ribbon. Things also got violent in the kitchen when Bill and Cason were chopping vegetables for dinner.
As we usually do in Denton, we enjoyed some laid-back days over the weekend following Christmas. Madeleine really loved Nana and Pop's new copper bathtub, and she did wonderfully during her first trip to the movies to see Frozen!! As you can tell, Clara had a really rough time. ;)
On the Sunday after Christmas, my sweet Gran offered to host us so we could still see some of our Plano family while on this trip. We really enjoyed the time with them, my Grandma Carole, my Aunt Jessie and my Uncle John, Aunt Suzanne and cousins Brittany and Brooke. It was so sweet of everyone to make time for us at lunch - to see us all and meet Clara.
And when you get to see family, it's such a blessing that it doesn't matter TOO much if it's not on December 25th. :)