christmas

it's christmas time in the city!
last year we spent most of the christmas holiday with family in the south. this year we spent it with family in the city.


 [mccords on christmas eve with big breakfast and gifts]

[first christmas eve service at epic]


[homemade stitched ornament elijah made at school]

[christmas at our apartment]


[note, cookies and carrots - a pilgreen tradition]


[waking up and ready to fly down the stairs. we had to wake up the boys for me and ben were growing impatient at 730 am]


["what? these stockings were empty last night!?"]


[star wars episode I]


[sf giants nutcracker]


 ["you're telling me we got sf giants tickets?!"]

 ["yeah. i know this was empty when i went to bed last night."]


[aunt nat gifted the boys with her childhood baseball collection]


 ["this is gonna be awesome!"]

 ["bring it on!"]

[a fun addition to our new home on the back deck]

as if gift giving wasn't enough for the five of us, we were blessed this Christmas to receive a new home in the neighborhood where the boys go to school.
we moved the day after Christmas.
plus, on our flight back to california, american airlines needed 5 people to take a later flight giving each of us $300 vouchers to use this year!