We started the Christmas festivities at Marlie's ballet recital where she danced to the Sugar Plum Dance from the Nutcracker. She was so beautiful and I loved every minute!
The kid's enjoyed their Christmas parties at school and Marlie had fun at the 2nd annual gingerbread house decorating party at her friend Alaina's house!
The kids stayed in Laredo for a few days with Nene and Uncle Jay since Doug and I had to come back to work. They took M&M to the ranch fully decked in camo gear! Matt and Marlie really enjoyed looking for animals and eating tamales that Uncle Tony cooked on the grill.
The kids decorated gingerbread houses with Papa and Nona Lisa. The boys and Marlie always peter out after doing the roof. Nona Lisa typically finishes Marlie's and then Papa feels like he has to step up his game for the boy's house. LOL! They both turned out cute!
The next day we headed to San Antonio to visit the rest of the family. We stayed on the Riverwalk with big plans to check out all the lights on the river...that never happened. We only managed one tourist picture by the tree at the hotel!
We got to visit the Hatters too on our trip and we always enjoy being with their family even if it's just quick. Shawn gave us a tour of the Pearl development he has been working on for several years. It's absolutely gorgeous and maybe someday Doug and I can stay at the beautiful Hotel Emma!!
Apparently these kid's parents aren't entertaining!
We were pretty exhausted by the time we got home. We rung in the new year cuddled up in my bed with our pjs on. I wouldn't have wanted it any other way! Happy New Year! Here's to 2016!!