|We opened our presents before we left for Nebraska. Miles in his elf hat.|
|Miles got Mom and Dad a new French press, this one is steel so it won't break or crack.|
|What! A Sharpie! (was in the gift box from Grammie Julie)|
|Our first Christmas at home with Miles. We took this picture with the sweet mini camera tripod that Grandma Kross sent us|
|Nana Linda had this hat waiting for us when we got to their house. She had to alter it a bit to fit Miles' head.|
We got a chance to visit with Great Grandma Mary Lou first. It was nice to be able to sit with her and enjoy her company. Miles was so good for Grandma Lou, he was smiley and didn't fuss much. He did go through two diaper changes while we were there...something special for Grandma Lou :)
|Hanging out with Great Grandma Lou|
On Christmas eve we visited with the Marshall side of the family and Miles met his Great Grandma Irma. It was a fun night at the Ramada Inn, pool side. There was a wonderful food spread and the kids (and some adults) had a gingerbread man decorating contest. Brother and sister Grason and Reagen tied for best cookie. Good thing Aunt Linda had 2 prizes on hand. We finished the evening with by singing "Happy Birthday" to Grandma Irma and enjoying some birthday cake.
|Happy Birthday Great Grandma Irma, wish I could have some of that birthday cake|
|Miles got some new Camo and some Angry Birds toys to play with.|
|Relaxing with Grandpa Sam on Christmas morning watching Christmas Vacation|
|Part of the Pearse family|
I think Grandpa Sam really enjoyed showing Miles off to his sister and all his brothers. The first grandchild is always an exciting event. There was a lot of activity and it was wonderful again to visit with all of Aaron's Pearse cousins and Aunts and Uncles. I always enjoy these family gatherings.
|One last gift to open before we leave|
|Thanks for everything Nana Linda|
|We had to stop somewhere along the drive in NE or SD for the cows to cross the road.|