Saturday, December 27, 2008

White Christmas: A Summary

Snow on Christmas Eve. The boys wanted to know just what technology Santa has that would enable him to fly in this.

Christmas Eve at Dad's house.

The annual Christmas Eve jigsaw puzzle. This is the first year in recent memory that we actually finished it on Christmas Eve! (Dad has a preference for the really hard puzzles - he did an 18,000 piece a few years ago.)

Christmas morning at Mom's house. Orange rolls, hot chocolate, gifts, and family.

Back at home Christmas afternoon.

Jacob made this snowglobe at school as a gift for Daddy.

Grace learned many new words this Christmas, most importantly "stocking" and "candy."

Lastly, we opened the envelopes on our tree and read our gifts to Jesus. (A couple of weeks ago in family home evening, we read this story and each of us wrote down something we would give as our gift to Jesus this year.)

My mom and all of my siblings joined us for Christmas dinner and a suspenseful game of Settlers of Catan. It was a beautiful holiday, and we have so much to be thankful for.

We hope you all had a peaceful and joy-filled Christmas!


rachel said...

Glad you had such a wonderful Christmas! Your kids are soooooo cute :D

nicole said...

What a wonderful tradition! Thanks for sharing. :)

Jennifer said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas--I loved the story of the tank coming to get you too. Thanks for you Christmas card too, I never did get mine out. Oh well...