After our Ensign Disney reunion we loaded up the car & heading north, to good ol' Hartsville, SC. We visited so much family, ate so much food, opened presents, drove all over, had a sick baby, & didn't get much sleep that it's hard to remember it all!
Christmas Eve we went to Papa & Mama's for the Ellison Christmas Party. It was so awesome to see so many wonderful family members, some I haven't seen in years. Everyone loved seeing & meeting Cooper. (Cooper on the other hand wasn't having the best of time. He'd been throwing up all day but he was such a champ.) After eating, laughing, reminiscing, & cleaning up more puke we headed out to the Ensign Party. (I hated leaving Papa's so soon but that's the story of our lives when we are home due to having so many family members in one place. It's a blessing & a curse.) At both parties Cooper was showered with so many gifts & lots of love. Cooper even got to sit on Santa's lap! :)
Christmas Day came & went tremendously fast. Cooper woke up to some gifts from Santa. :) Kyle, Cooper, & myself then headed back down to Papa & Mama's to enjoy Christmas morning with them before heading to church. After church we had some Ensign family pictures taken followed by more family, food, & fun.
Like I said I don't remember much of the details. It's a good thing Cooper won't remember this Christmas either because who wants to be sick for Christmas?! So now it's time for some pictures. (all are out of order)
|I can't remember if I posted this already.|
Cooper with Santa at our ward Cmas Party.
|Santa left Cooper some Weeble Wobbles|
in his slippers. (old family tradition)
|Santa left some good stuff!|
|Cooper meeting Santa #2.|
|Cooper Christmas morning.|
He just woke up so he's a little confused. :)
|Ensign Family Fun|
|Uncle Karlito getting some practice. :)|
|Cooper playing with the lights.|
(taken pre disney)
|Cutie little Coop|
|Katie, Coop & me|
LOVED seeing her & her family!
|Papa, Mama, me, Coop, & Mom|
We said goodbye on our way out of town.
|Our only family pic from Christmas.|
(yes Kyle has a mustache, it was only there for a day
due to cutting off his christmas beard)
So even though Cooper's first Christmas may not have gone as I would've imagined, I am eternally grateful for the true reason for the season. For the birth of our Savior, as well as His life, example, teachings, & His atoning sacrifice.