It started off pretty fun. My mom told me we were going to be sleeping at our quilt store for a night. How crazy is that! But we had to get a new window at our house and they were painting it today. It is really bad for me when I breath in the smell from the paint.
So I got all cozy in my chair and then we turned out the lights. My mom never went to bed though. She stayed up working all night long. Then we went home to take a shower,
My grandparents came up to help us celebrate. We went to see their new house. They should be moving pretty soon because they already sold their old house. I can't wait.
Then we met my dad at Brown Derby for dinner because it was his birthday!
After we had dinner we went back to our house to open presents.
Haha...look at this. I have a bunch of McDonald's cards. I can buy chocolate chip cookies and apple juice for a year!
I love to open presents.
Look who is finally home...my little brother Matt. He works at a grocery store and has been making a lot of money this Christmas season.
Me and Julie. We are sisters now that TJ got married. I love having a sister.
Here I am with all the things I need to make Christmas dinner.
I had some wrapping to do.
I am very good at cutting the paper.
And helping to tie the bows.
I think I might be able to tie this one by myself.
Look what Santa brought me. Gray Uggs to wear to Ohio State football games. Perfect!
Matty came back to see me.
And Jessica came too. They make me laugh.
After dinner, we decided to sit and choose our Angels from the Reece's Rainbow Angel Tree. They are mostly orphans with Down syndrome. They need a loving family because they should not have to live like that. So we help by donating money. I picked Savannah. I hope I can follow her home and maybe one day meet her.
I was the record keeper. I was writing down the little kiddo that each person selected.
My dad picked Edgar. He is such a cute little boy. He even looks like my dad. My dad said we would bring him home if we could, but he is too old now because of the adoption laws. That is too bad. My dad is the best dad ever.
Remember how I had to sleep at the store because of the new window? Well my mom said the only thing she wanted for Christmas was for the blinds to get put back up so she could move things back into this room. So while I watched Christmas movies that is what they did. Then my dad vacuumed for her. She was very happy.
Sometimes my mom has a hard day. So I give her lots of hugs and kisses.
Look at this. I met a new friend. This is Henry. His mom, the one standing next to me, has been following this blog for a while and she decided she wanted to come meet me. So they came and they even brought me a little present. He is so cute. I think his Grandma really loves him. He jumps into her arms alot and she smiles. That was the best way to end the year. Happy New Year everybody. See you in 2014!