Last summer when we found out Travis and Cami were getting married in San Diego in December, my family decided to make it a family reunion (more about that later). That meant all the reunion planning and Christmas planning had to be completely done by December 17th, when everyone started arriving.
There were tons of cookies to bake, deliver, and freeze for the reunion and groom's dinner.
There were food baskets to make for all of the rooms. (I figured everyone was traveling from so far, and some had little kids, food is always a comfort!)
And we began to decorate the house and keep this as a reminder of what all the hustle and bustle was all about!
Had to get the Christmas cards out.
These were the bags full of goodies we put in the food baskets. I think all of these got eaten.
And I bought a zillion cans of my favorite hot chocolate mix to give out to friends and neighbors. There wasn't time for much baking, unfortunately. (And notice the cans are on top of the huge box of family reunion shirts!) Jayce wanted to make sure we got a can for ourselves.
All the cans ready to deliver...
When Jayce found out Loraya had a Christmas tree in her room for her very own, he asked if he could have one. We had an extra tree in the garage, so we put it up in his room. It was way fun! It's bigger than Caitlin and Billy's tree. I think we should trade them.
All the preparation was worth it. The reunion was a success! The wedding was wonderful! And Christmas was dreamy! I just wish it was all a little slower so I could have savored it!