Here we are, almost to New Year’s, and I’ve not posted about Christmas. I definitely want to record a few things, so here goes, in picture/bullet form:
*We continued our tradition of staying in STL until Christmas Day and then joining our families in Effingham. It’s perfect for us! Church was at 3pm on Christmas Eve, followed by homemade pizza at home for dinner, a roaring fire in the fireplace, and opening presents from Matt and me to the kids and vice-versa (lovely homemade gifts – the boys are so creative!), and Matt’s and my gifts to each other (more on those in the next post).
*Christmas morning: 2 presents from Santa + a few things in the stockings
*Christmas Day celebration with the Diehl family
*Luke’s 9th birthday breakfast celebration on the 26th
*UGH…I have NO pictures of the Pals family appetizer challenge! We used phyllo dough, and it was such a fun event. Followed all of the eating with presents with this side of the family.
*Back home on the 27th, spending our days watching movies, playing the Wii, building Lego sets, shooting hoops, and organizing the house.
I’ll be back soon with a post about family pictures, another about Matt’s and my Christmas gifts to each other, and tattoos. Maybe not in that order.