One of several games of Ticket to Ride
I don't think I had posted the kid's Christmas tree yet (maybe I did!) They made all these ornaments themselves with Perler Beads!
First movie on our new sectional!
(Charlie Brown's Christmas)
Jeff and I both had on pajamas with characters from "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"
We were all Delighted when we got SNOW on Moriah's birthday!!!
I decided that if some of my running challenge people would be running in the snow (since they don't have treadmills or Y memberships), I'd better brave the cold and do it, too!
Off I go!
I was greeted by this crew on my return (they couldn't get enough of it!)
Stockings and gifts waiting on the fireplace on "Christmas Eve" (the 17th) for the morning...
It's Christmas!!! Quite early that morning, I got a call from our friend, Jane, that she needed a ride home from the hospital, so Mom and I went out (in our pajamas!) and picked up Jane and the baby, Bahati. We were able to help her sort through some mail, bills and paperwork... and came home with new things to pray about (as they were planning to move Amos to a rehab facility 5 hours away in Lincoln Nebraska!
When we got home, it was time for stockings and gifts. Mom brought a whole suitcase of gifts and stoking stuffers and even brought all our special stockings from her house.... Quite the "Mary Poppins" bag feat, I think! =)
Caleb and his stocking
Moriah and Keenan
Caleb and Grandma with one of his stockings gifts
Philip and I with our stockings
Super cute salt and pepper shakers
Mom, Isaac and Jeff with their gifts from us
The kids, ready to open their joint gift from Grandma and Grandpa!
They got two new games for Osmo, Coding and Pizza Co.
Keenan demonstrating Osmo for them
After I finished my run, Isaac was just heading out, so I joined him for his mile - it was a Great run!
I didn't want to spend the day in the kitchen, preparing our Christmas dinner, so we opted to go out for lunch to Cheddars Scratch Kitchen.
The kid's table
The adults (everything was delicious...and no dishes or cleanup!) =)
On the way home, Mom, Moriah and I ran into Walmart, and Jeff let the boys play on a snow pile int the parking lot...
For our neighbor gifts this year, I didn't want to bake and wanted to do something a little different... When I found this idea online, I Had to do it!
We still need to deliver them, though! (Maybe tonight)
That afternoon, Mom and Jeff and the kids walked over to a small incline by our ponds, so the kids could try sledding...
Checking out the ice on the pond
Time for snow angels!