Day 1. I really wanted to concentrate more on true meaning of Christmas this year. We started by reading the Christmas story from the Bible...
Day 2. Kids had a day off from school. I'm glad they were able to spend the day with their friends - two of them had a birthday on December second...
Day 3. We decorated the outside with Christmas lights today.
Day 4. Right about here I started loosing the real meaning of Christmas by ordering more gifts for our kids. These were the ones I ordered on Black Friday, but I kept getting a package almost every day...
Day 5. We had a visit from grandparents! And as you know, these are the type of people that can't come empty handed...
Day 6. Awesome day! My two older girls took over in kitchen - cleaning, cooking... Is there a better present than that?
Day 7. Another busy day. I didn't have a picture for this day, so I just used one that is really from December 2 that Alena took...
Day 8. Unexpectedly, we got a lot of snow today. Barely got home from church, the roads were really slippery, but at least everything looked so pretty!
Day 9. The girls decided it was warm enough to pay volleyball! Well, not really, they just stayed long enough until I got the photo they wanted:)
Day 10. Got more snow! Beautiful day! The kids played outside a lot.
Day 11. Having fun with cousins. Two live next door and one came from Florida to visit.
Day 12. We visited the Sight and Sound Theater to see "The Miracle of Christmas" show. The show was absolutely amazing! So was the company.
Day 13. We finally went to get our Christmas Tree today! As soon as we arrived, local news people stopped by to talk to the person who was selling trees and I'm pretty sure Liana got to be in the camera at some point :)
Same day. Decorated our fresh Christmas tree! Lots of laughter, music and hot chocolate!
Day 14. Girls added ornaments to outside evergreens. We went to a Christmas party, which happens to be the only date for the two of us :)
Day 15. It snowed and rained all night. The roads looked pretty bad. We stayed home and baked cream cheese sugar cookies in snowflake shapes together.
Looking through the window into a fairy tale world covered in crystal...
...That's a little peek at our first half of December this year. If I get a chance I might post the second half later, but for now it's getting really late. Got to go now. Good night!
Hope to see you here soon! If I don't get a chance to come back by 25th -
Merry Christmas to all of you!