Christmas Eve.

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Christmas 2011 was kind of a blur. (I think it is every year, actually) A rush. My last few days of work. Enjoying the last few days in Minnesota. Spending time with the family. Answering questions about our plans in Texas. Christmas eve was spent with Beau's family before I headed off to my last overnight shift at work.  You have no idea how happy I was that this would be my last holiday working.  I have an inkling I won't even really miss the holiday pay much.

Of course the food was awesome as always.  Helping Mema.

Seeing the littlest boys of the family, up on the bar stools, watching the preparation of food, was just too cute.

After we ate, it was time to open presents.  Ephram loves his papa.

All the cousins, in their Christmas pajamas.  A new tradition?

I am fairly certain this was his favorite present of the night.  Unfortunately, he hasn't played with it since this night because it's been packed up for the move!  We're crossing our fingers those terrible movers bring our stuff today or tomorrow. At this point, if I didn't take a picture of it, I don't even remember what he all got for Christmas!

Eskimo kisses with Auntie Amy.

Cousin Zach's drill was another big hit.  I think we'll be in search of a pretend tool kit for someone's birthday coming up. ;)

Gosh, Texas is nice, but it would be a million times better if our families lived here.  Hint, hint... ;)