Christmas Happenings

It snowed here a few days before Christmas, which made it quite pretty.

12/17 Snow ~ Lifeofjoy.meIt was enough snow to make it pretty but not so much that it hindered any travel plans. :)

Stash in the Snow ~ Lifeofjoy.meStash 12/17 Snow ~ Lifeofjoy.mePretty Snow '17 ~

Brian, Lauren, and Liam were able to come and stay for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. You see, when Brian was about 3 years old, we got he and Sean some larger Fisher-Price toys that could not be taken to my parents’ home on Christmas day. So we decided that we’d just wake up Christmas Eve morning and pretend it was Christmas and give them their gifts. Then the next day we’d get up and go to my parents’ house. We have done this ever since.

Since Brian and Lauren got married, they have come and spent the night on the night before Christmas eve so that they are here bright and early Christmas morning. In spite of their move a couple of hours away, they were able to do so again this year.

Tired Little One ~ Lifeofjoy.meI’m not sure what we were watching on television but clearly Liam was tired. :)

Christmas Eve eve Cutie ~ Lifeofjoy.meOr maybe that was Christmas Eve? I don’t know. :D But he was much more fun this year than he was last year when he was just four months old.

Opening gifts ~ Lifeofjoy.meOpening More Gifts ~ Lifeofjoy.meYears ago, my sister and her husband would come over on Christmas Eve around noon or so to see what the kids had received for Christmas. This became something that we have done ever since, except that once my kids were older and they had children, we started going to their house. We usually eat lunch together. This year they’ve moved closer to us out in the country, away from very many restaurants. ;) Then add the fact that we are eating differently this year, made for a bit different dinner than we have for the last several years. But change can be good. ;)

My Girls with lovely icy background ~ lifeofjoy.meI really loved Lauren’s hair.

Cutie and Papaw ~ Lifeofjoy.meOn our way to my sister and her family’s home.Driving to Christmas Gathering ~ lifeofjoy.meLiam decided that neither Nana nor Grandma would do today. So Brian read the pop-up story book of the nativity called, The Good News, I think.The Good News ~ Lifeofjoy.meDinner preparations. Dinner Prep ~ Lifeofjoy.meSean got a new game for Christmas and we enjoyed playing it quite a bit over the holiday week! It was good to see some pairings that are not the norm. :)

Concept ~ Lifeofjoy.meOf course, there was the usual video gaming going on.

Video Gaming Holiday ~ Lifeofjoy.meMy nieces got battery powered scooters from their uncle and aunt on their father’s side. Several of us took them for a spin.

Scooter ~ Lifeofjoy.meClean-up can be fun but I got a bit water-logged! :D

Too Much Washing ~ Lifeofjoy.meWell, I’ve made it through our Christmas celebration. I’ll run for now. Lots to do today.

Until next time, God bless,

 Michele ºÜº

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