Nothing beats the holidays with family that you love and cherish! Although it is a lot of back and forth and lots of running around, Tim and I are blessed that both of our families are close enough that we are able to see them all on Christmas day! This year we were able to split up the families within a few days!
It started with Grandma and Grandpa Stiller’s Christmas with the grandkids! But before we headed over there Tim and I stopped at the high school to watch Tanner play some basketball! These kids were amazing! I used to get stats for the boys basketball team in Middle School and High School and I do not remember those guys having the types of skills that these kids too! Tanner’s team won by 1 point and it was an awesome game- very exciting! Hopefully I didn’t embarrass Tanner too much as I yelled from the bleachers!
Then we made it to Christmas celebration #1 It is so nice to see how much fun G&G Stiller have with all of the grandkids celebrating the holidays! This year was extra special because Katie and Corey had the babies at Christmas this year so Tim and I got to spend lots of time with them!!
Katie even enjoyed getting some pretty awesome Nike sweat suits for the boys from Tanner! Tanner was their secret Santa this year so they pretty much made out with a pretty sweet present!
Tim and I posed by the very well decorated Christmas tree! Christmas card next year? Maybe.
Christmas Celebration #2 was at Robin’s house on Christmas Eve! We had Tanner, Gary, Courtney, Nick, Robin, Tim, and myself there to share in the occasion! Robin had lots of appetizers out to share and my job was to put together the cheese tray- which I think I did VERY well! Tim was in charge of the cracker tray, which he did a pretty good job at too!
Tim is pretty handy in the kitchen so he chipped in with whatever he could included this delicious spinach dip made with cheese and sour cream!
This was Nick’s first Christmas at the Stiller household but he fit right in! Truly a pleasure to have him around! And yes that is a 12 ft. Christmas tree! Robin just loves big trees =)
Present opening took quite some time BUT it was so fun and so great to see everyone just having fun and enjoying each other! Gary played Santa and Robin was his little elf at some point during the evening!
We enjoyed more pictures and more family time and ended the evening by playing some games, which I played about 2min of before falling asleep on the couch! I believe they even watched some Harry Potter which I caught a quick glimpse of when Tim woke me up and told me to go get in the car because it was time to go home! A very tiring and wonderful Christmas Eve night no doubt!
And thank goodness for a self-timer on a digital camera… we were able to snag a group photo (before I feel asleep haha)
Merry Christmas all! Hope you had a good one!!