Whew! What a weekend! We had a wonderful Christmas full of family and food and fun.
First, we went to Grandma and Tim's farm, they live about an hour from where we live, so we stayed there the 23rd. We had a super fun time especially because we got some new snow and were outside all day playing in it. We got to be pulled on a toboggan behind Tim's quad, and the kids got to try snowshoes :)
We enjoyed visiting with Grandma and all their dogs :)
We made our way home on the 24th with a stop at Pat's aunt and uncle's house for supper and a visit with more family (forgot to take pictures there oops!) It's an annual get together that we couldn't miss, even though Nyla's been battling the flu all week, poor girl. When we got home, the kids were allowed to open one present ( a tradition of opening new pj's from mom and dad) except Gabe was a little excited and opened the wrong one :) That was ok because it was from auntie and uncle and all the cousins and he got to wrap himself in it as well as his new pj's. :) He loves his new cozy cars blanket and it was perfect for cuddling with daddy when things got a little overwhelming :)
The kids put out treats and eggnog for Santa and then off to bed..
Next morning was Christmas! Gabe discovered the multitude of joys found in a stocking including chocolate :)
The kids received a bunch of new DVDs for special movie nights,
Even Stella got some treats in her stocking :)
My girls :)
My guys :)
We eventually had breakfast, with my mom and sister,
My dad visited during the day and then we had Pat's dad and stepmom over for Christmas dinner where we had some fun enjoying Christmas "crackers" Love the crowns and "earrings"
And this is the beautiful mess were left with that night :) What a lovely, relaxing, enjoyable Christmas. How was yours?
Yesterday, instead of cleaning up, I got hooked on reading this book,
SO GOOD! I couldn't put it down! I read from about 8:30 in the morning till about 7:30 last night and finished it! I can't wait to read the next two.
How was your weekend? Busy, relaxing, happy, sad ? Love to hear from you!