Twas the night before Christmas….
The cookies are by the fireplace, the stockings are hung, the kids are all snug in their beds…and we are finishing up a few little things in prep for Santa to come! I have some random pictures to share.
Here is our Christmas card this year….Happy Holidays!
Some pictures we took on Sunday after church…
Here is Brandon’s Christmas list this year. I helped him with the spelling.
Gotta love it.
A few weeks ago Grandma Wendy and Grandpa Russ took the kids on the Polar Express!! They got matching PJ’s with their names on them, and they were SO excited. We’d read the book and watched the movie in preparation.
Being kind of dorky, I decided to make them their own little “golden tickets” like on the movie. They turned out sort of….well….dorky-ish, but Brandon and Annie liked them so that’s what matters!
I punched out “BELIEVE” on them.
They also had matching robes!!
On the train–thanks to Dad for taking pictures. Don’t mind the kids looking drunken, I think it’s cute pictures of my mom and dad.
They passed out the Polar Express books during the train ride.
Meeting Mrs. Claus and Santa!
Notice Annie snoozing in the background–she slept through half of it!
Afterwards they each got their own special bell.
They had a blast!
We’ve had Christmas gatherings a plenty….I think in a few days I’ll do a little holiday wrap-up. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Amid all the craziness of the holidays, it’s nice to pause and reflect on the reason for the celebration. I’m so grateful for the birth of Christ, for the foundation His life has given to me and my family, and that He lives today! MERRY CHRISTMAS.