We traveled on Thursday to Daphne, Alabama through pouring rain and tornado warnings. I thought I was going to die only once or twice. The things we do for family! We spent all weekend and more with our families. It was so much fun to see everyone and celebrate another year together!
On Christmas Eve, we visited with Erol's grandparents and went to Mass. After Mass we had a wonderful dinner with my parents, brother, sister in-law, and Erol's mom at my parents house. The dinner included a salad, steak, lobster, and twice baked potatoes. My parents really out did themselves as usual.
After dinner, we opened our gifts to each other. As with every year, our parents bought us too much! But, we are so thankful for everything!
Look at all those gifts!
Erol is really happy about his gift card!
These are my gifts... So many of them!
The not-so newlyweds
Of course, we didn't forget about AnnaBelle! She had a present to open too!
On Christmas Day, we had breakfast and coffee with my parents before heading over to Erol's Aunt and Uncle's house. There, we had lunch, played many games and had a great time! It is so great to get everyone together again.
That night, we had "poker night" at my parents with our neighbors, the Mockels. Erol showed off his new poker chips set and his poker skills. Needless to say, we were exhausted!
I hope that everyone had as great of a Christmas as we did! I can't believe another year is gone but I am looking forward to what 2012 will bring!