Just like most of you, Christmas at our home is an incredibly joyous and busy time!! We were especially joyful this season with the addition of sweet Emily to our Christmas and New Years celebrations.
Emily was as excited as can be on Christmas morning. We celebrated the birth of our Savior and Lord with gift giving, feasting, and a birthday cake for Jesus later that day. Although the events of the day may have been a bit confusing for Emily, she was full of excitement, and she has really come to love blowing out birthday candles.
After Christmas, we packed up and traveled to Naples, Florida to visit "Nan" and "Papa George". We had a great time visiting with Nan at her place on Gulf Shore Boulevard. We went to the beach during the day, swam in the pool, and returned to the beach on New Year's Eve to watch the fireworks.
The girls loved staying in hotels during our travels, while the boys enjoyed staying at their Papa George's home in Huntington Lakes. We celebrated Papa George's 76th birthday, and, once again, Emily enjoyed blowing out the candles....
Another very fun part of our trip was the day at The Naples Waterpark. Everyone had a great time swimming in the many pools and going down the various waterslides!! Emily loves to swim and relax in sun. Needless to say, her late grandmother "Mimi" would be very proud!