It was nice the time spent with our families over the holidays. My sister and the young ones were in Ohio waiting for us when we got back from LU. We had a week to goof off together (minus the days I worked). Wednesday the 5th we went to the mall and were out all day. On Friday the 7th we had the annual cookie exchange to attend. On Saturday, December 8th my mom had gotten my sister and I tickets to go with her to a ladies Christmas program at her church. The three of us had a lovely time together.
The following week was also hectic- 2 more birthdays and my brother Bryan is home for Christmas break now. We have a new addition to our home… Sally… the snake. She’ll be here for the month until Bryan goes back to school. Interesting is all I can say. I actually became quite fond of the little thing, and held it several times. Watching her eat is also quite fascinating.
The week of the 16th kicked off with a bang as the annual WBF Christmas program was Sunday night. Then Friday night my work had our Christmas party. Finally, Saturday Andy’s side of the family, we celebrated our Christmas together.
Next… it is the week of Christmas. On the Eve, Andy and I met my parents, bro Bryan, grandparents, and Aunt Susie & Uncle Terry at Carrabas at 4pm. After this we went to a candlelight church service at Open Door. Immediately following we drove back to our Aunt & Uncle’s house for games and more food (even though we were already stuffed!). We were packed and ready to stay at my parents house, which was great since we didn’t leave my Aunt’s house till 1am. Christmas day Andy and I, Bryan, and my parents were together. It was a quiet and relaxing day. We had the usual spread that mom always has. Good times, good conversations.
At the mall Samuel was so excited to see the “real talking Santa”. He jumped right up on his lap and asked him if he could sing a song to him. So Samuel sang to Santa “we wish you a merry Christmas”… the whole way through and completing on tune. Santa was amazed at Samuel… and couldn’t believe he is only 3.
baking cookies at mom’s house
at the gift exchange at Andy’s parents’ house
at my mom’s house on Christmas day