Sunday, January 8, 2017

December 2016

December 2016

This month was filled with wonderful quality family time and constant reminders of how blessed our lives are.  We are so pleased that our children still believe and Santa and hope we can squeeze out at lest one more year.  Christmas is so magical in general but so fun when your kids believe in Santa.

We dodged a bullet because Claire was continuously asking for a hamster or a guinea pig but when we saw Santa - she said she wanted an art easel (phew)!

We went to Indianapolis the weekend before Christmas to celebrate with my family.  We enjoyed quality time, games, and good conversation.

We spent a quiet New Year's with our family of five.  We played games and watched the ball drop.  Claire was the only child to make it to watch the ball drop.

Here are some pictures from December 2016:

Breakfast with Santa

Date night with horse/carriage ride

Grace and mommy went ice skating with her Girl Scout troop

We ordered these new curlers and they do a wonderful job!  They are super easy and quick and make beautiful curls

Below are pictures from our Christmas in Indianapolis

We spent a morning with the White Family and had a great time catching up

My dad's siblings and family came over for a visit and it was wonderful to see them

Christmas Eve - making cookies, homemade pizza, playing games, Christmas Eve services

Santa came!

Below are pictures from Christmas morning

We got Claire a chessboard and Pete has met his match - she beat him their first game!

Christmas night at Grammy and Opa's

Ice Skating - Grace and Claire were learning slowly, but Jake decided to do the "running man" constantly.  Needless to say, Pete and I's biceps were sore the next day trying to keep Jake upright

Our New Years Eve - quiet with games and loved ones

We tried so hard to wake the younger two up because they wanted to see the ball drop - Grace absolutely wouldn't wake up and you can see how unhappy Jake was to be woken up :)


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