Friday, January 8, 2010

Christmas in Louisiana

After we celebrated Christmas in California, we flew back to Louisiana to celebrate Christmas yet again with the boy's family! (On Sunday the 27th, we weren't crazy enough to fly on the actual day of Christmas.)

His family has a tradition where everyone gets a bunch of scratch-offs in their stockings and there's a competition to see who can win the most. Overall, this was a pretty weak year, and the boy wound up winning with about $5.
Scratch-off Winnings
I think I might have tied with his sister for 2nd place with my 3 tickets.

But the fun part about doing Christmas with his family is that his niece and nephew are there to really get into the Christmas spirit. Or at least his niece is, his nephew is still just a little too little to have any idea what's happening.
On the couch with Braylon & his alligator
Yes, that is a stuffed alligator. That was mine and the boy's present to him. We're hoping it becomes the stuffed animal of choice. After all his niece's favorite stuffed animal is a monkey that we bought as well.

But the big present of the day was his niece's new John Deere tractor.
Riding her tractor
And yes, those are her new Christmas shoes and her new Christmas boa. Isn't that would you would wear to ride a tractor?

And since I posted a picture of my presents from the 1st Christmas I have to do the same for the second, right?
Presents from Christmas #2
Why yes, that is an LSU Snuggie. The boy made sure to tell her sister I wanted one. Now I can stay all nice and cozy on the couch and still read a book!

So overall, we had not just one great Christmas but two great Christmases. And even though our families are half a country apart, we somehow were able to make it all work. Anyone else have any interesting arrangements so you can celebrate the holidays with all the people you want to?


P.S. There's going to be some exciting news From L.A. to LA news in the next few days! Get excited!


  1. I can't wait to hear the exciting news!!! Did you get engaged?!?!?

  2. My mom got an LSU snuggie from my sister for Christmas. :)

  3. Awwwwww, so cute. Gotta love a Gator. Especially one that loves orange and blue. : )

  4. hi, wandered here and love the stuffed gator ;)

  5. Your nephew is such a cute baby. I love the stuffed gator y'all bought him, very appropriate for a LA baby. :)

  6. I want an ISU Snuggie! That is so cute! I love LSU colors! :)

  7. that pic of you and the little guy is too cute! and I would SO wear new shoes and a boa to ride a tractor. for sure! :)