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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Tender Tennessee Christmas 2017

The build-up to Christmas is almost too much to bear, and then in the blink of an eye, it's over. This year's Christmas was so much fun & full of even more love!

Christmas Eve

Sunday we started our Christmas Eve at church!!

So much love, love, love between these three!

Then we headed to my grandparents' house to meet up with all of my mom's side of the family, and it was SO much fun!
Several weeks ago, I started a group text message with the women of the family, and we basically planned out the food, games, and attire together. Our Christmas Eve has never run smoother than it did this year, and our food was ah-mazing!!
 Typical Hensley silly picture!
And then those smiles!!!
The grown ups all wore 'silly Christmas' attire, and it just added such a fun element to this year's event!

Santa swung by during his busy night to visit our babies!

 I could just pinch Baby Eli's cheeks!!

My cousin's sweet family!!
We joke that we will be calling Eli "Baby Eli" as long as possible...maybe even when he graduates high school! He's just the sweetest little guy!!
Santa also brought his cute little elves!
(more secondish cousins)

Then we opened gifts, took silly pictures, and laughed so much!
 My precious Mim, who isn't doing well at all, never gets surprised because she always wants to pick her own gifts out, but this year my Poppy surprised her with a bracelet that she adores!
Hatchimal LOVE!
Lots of laughs with the OG spoiled girls of the family. Lu, GG, and I are all more like sisters than anything else, and I just love them so much. Their shirts are also so, so good!
Oh and hey there hottie!!
These two elves were so loving Christmas Eve together!

After we cleaned up, we had a little time to kill before the kiddos went to bed, so we put together a little gingerbread nativity!
That was so cute, and my little bit of OCD may have flared up a bit!

After we got the kids put in bed, we watched a movie, but someone couldn't hang...
'All is calm. All is bright.'

Christmas Day

Oh these three must have been on the nice list because Santa showed up big!
Cavs gear...a giant LOL...Pokemon stuff!!

 Our little artist got the coolest art set!
 seriously nothing and no one else mattered once she saw this!
And this fella just needed a couple more Pokemon cards ;)

Side Note: The boys each got a big, giant, HUMONGOUS gift from Joe & me. We got them phones, but really right now they are just fancy iPods because the phone part isn't activated. We really gifted them the potential of having a phone in the near future, and that has been the best thing ever. They know that they have to prove that they are responsible & continue working extra hard in school, so one day soon, they may have their own phone line.

We then got everything ready to head up the mountain to Mimi & Popow's house.
The 4 Hensley cousins had a BLAST together!!
The boys each got BB guns, and this girl's dreams came true.
She has wheels!!
Watch out world!!

Monday night we ended with the most precious text message ever..
My heart just melts because of these boys!

We ended the Christmas weekend with hearts fuller & more love than imagineable...
And a Silent Night!
Because our chatty child had finally crashed!
{All the praise hands}

Until next year...
Merry Christmas from the Hensley 5!

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