We enjoyed our advent season of reading and singing.
We did a LOT of baking!
See more gingerbread pictures here.
I had a couple of big orders that kept me up late at night.
These were for a Christmas party for a railroad company.
We went to the Christmas parade and froze our tails off!
Josh and Charlie joined us, it was fun to watch Charlie enjoy his first Christmas parade!
Loved a day of shopping and sharing a milkshake with these two!
My life would be so boring without them!
We enjoyed a long break from regular school work but would still find this sweet scene happening on cold afternoons!
Lots of Christmas movies… and crocheting!
And it wouldn’t be Christmas if I wasn’t trying to finish last minute projects and enlisting help from my main-man! He’s got skills!
Olivia and Emma took the kids to see the lights at the zoo…FUN!
This was our first year to be Nonnie and Poppy at Christmas!
Javi was so much fun to watch!
Everything was new
It was a fun Christmas Eve just being together.
Some of our crew are quite interesting!
Peach was so excited to get her doll!
Really she was excited about EVERYTHING! Such a fun age!!!
And this boy who is all about hunting and fishing received his favorite book!
Olivia bought giant sparklers for everyone.
For Easter and Christmas I like to get up before everyone else
and have the table set special and try to add a little surprise.
This year I found these pretty ornaments I placed at everyone plate along with a tangerine wrapped up.
The kids all have their own Christmas mugs.
I was super excited that Josh, Emma and Javi were able to make it for breakfast…
which was almost a brunch time.
Christmas lunch was lasagna and salad.
Christmas night we had a crazy, calorie burning dance off with the Wii Just Dance… goodness! (That’s me and son-in-law Josh)
And THIS game! It was a hit! They played Blokus for HOURS!
If you come to my house you will probably see it on the table with a couple of people hovered over it. Be careful because your neighbors (adult kids) will call and challenge the people in your house! This was the best gift of the season and I got it on sale for under $20.
This is all of us… with grand-baby on the way taken at Thanksgiving.