Adam and I went to my parent's house on Christmas Eve afternoon. My Grandma had insisted when she was in the hospital that my mom buy all of us Christmas presents on her behalf, and mom had told her everything she had purchased just a few days before she passed. We opened those gifts, which was super bittersweet.
After we were done with that, one of my sister's friends came over to join us for the evening. She snapped this fun photo of us in front of my parent's Christmas village tree.
We had dinner and then spent the evening playing games and drinking wine. This was definitely a different kind of Christmas Eve for our family, but it was really fun. I'm glad we did something different since it was our first one without Grandma.
When Adam and I got home, Tucker was glad to see us.
I don't have any pictures from it, but Adam and I spent Christmas Day relaxing and seeing movies. We started our day by sleeping in, and then we cooked a nice breakfast for just the two of us. In the early afternoon, we drove over to Green Hills. We had decided to spend the day seeing two movies, and one of them wasn't being shown at our town's cinema. We stopped into a CVS to grab some candy and first went to see Passengers. We really enjoyed it!
When we finished that movie, we went upstairs to buy tickets for La La Land, but it was already sold out. This was the movie we'd come here for, so I was kicking myself we didn't go on and get tickets before our first show.
Since we had nothing else to do, we drove across town to Opry Mills to see if we could get a ticket for it there. Fortunately, they had plenty. As we walked in, I said something about it being a musical, and Adam was surprised. He had no idea. Fortunately, in the end, I think he enjoyed it as much as I did!
We went home and watched Christmas Vacation while we drank Christmas wine from The Biltmore that we'd been saving for a while. Then, it was off to bed to rest up for Christmas with Connor!