Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Magic of Christmas!

We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! We sure did! This year was so much fun. Kids really do make Christmas magical! Cash James is so blessed with so many people that love him so much. He received so many wonderful, thoughtful gifts. He is the luckiest little boy and Brandon and I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful little man! Christmas eve A.M. was full of excitement,we watched Christmas videos, wrapped presents and made Christmas cookies. Enough excitement to tucker out a little elf! After a quite day at home full of anticipation we got into our Christmas best to head to Papa's house to spend Christmas Eve with my side of the family. Doesn't he look SO happy to be all dressed up!!?! :) Once at Papa's we enjoyed each others company and a delicious Ham dinner with all the trimmings. After dinner we all gathered in the living room and opened gifts. Cash James had SO much fun putting Uncle Grant to work. Having him help get each and every toy out of it's box so he could immediately play with them! The tractor fleet Uncle Grant, Auntie Arecka & Austyn got him was a BIG hit and the tools Papa got him came in handy to make any/all modifications to his rigs his little heart desired! All tuckered out after all the excitement. Once home he requested to sleep with his tractor. Despite worrying he may wake with tractor tire marks on his face in the A.M. I conceded. After all, it is Christmas! :) On Christmas morning Cash woke up and came downstairs quite grumpy around 6:30am. He walked right past the tree and didn't even notice Santa had been here... he climbed into our bed for a bit more sleep. He had a big day ahead of him so this was probably a good decision on his part! Around 9:30 Cash was still asleep and Brandon and I were getting quite anxious so we decided to let Billie wake him up... we brought him out to the living room so he could see that SANTA'S BEEN HERE!!! All he wanted to do was play with his BIG BIG truck from Santa. Next year I will have Santa hide it and we will give it to him AFTER he opens his other gifts. It took a little bit of time but we finally got him to open his gifts. He was very careful with the paper and took his sweet time. I'm pretty sure we were opening gifts for about 2 hours! He wanted to open and play with each one. He received so many wonderful gifts. Everyone spoiled him! Lots of tractors, trucks & trains! =) Handmade Tractor Jammies from Meme Rhonda! Dogs Love Christmas too! Very cool "CASH" wooden train from Grandma! Thank you snuggles for Mama!! <3 My 11 weeks Christmas bump! =) A few grainy Christmas videos... we really should have asked Santa for a real video camera! :)

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Of COURSE he had to take his BIG BIG truck to Grandpa Kile's for Christmas Dinner!He even took a little snooze with it on our way there....

We went to B's dads house for a delicious Christmas Dinner of Steak & Lobster. Unfortunately my camera died about 20 mins after we got there but i'm waiting patiently for photos from Kile's camera and will post those once I receive them!!


  1. Merry Christmas! It looks like it was great for your family! :)

  2. Merry Christmas to you too Ashley!! I hope you had a wonderful Holiday! Happy New Year! <3



Photos by Ann Elrod -

The Jackson Family, December 2008