Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas Part I

We started out the Christmas season with hosting the Ward side of the family for Christmas Eve and then some.  As people arrived into town we celebrated with appetizers before the candelight service at church. (The change in schedule of different activities through Mali off all day/night long!). The next day was gift-exchanging, a meal of roast beef and stuffed shells, and playing with new toys  We topped the evening off with a fire in our fireplace--with roasted Christmas peeps!
(Christmas morning with my loves)
Brinnly's new sleep mask from her Grandma Deni.  She LOVES it!

The girls each opened one gift from us that morning--Mali's was Snap Circuits like her buddy Jack has.  It was SUCH a hit.  (Brinn's pink leopard scarf, Carrigan's game of HeadBandz, and Delaney's dollhouse dolls were hits too)

 We filled up Friday with fun too including a trip to Miller Brewery for some of the crew, ice skating for a few more, and recognition of December birthdays complete with potato soup and brownies ala mode. The whole weekend was full of sweet moments and silly laughter (Elf Yourself!  "Herbal" Cheese!).  Thanks to all of my dear in-laws for making the trek to Wisconsin for us!

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