Monday, January 20, 2014

The Month of December

We had a great Christmas Season, but I didn't do the best job of recording all of it. :)

December 2nd, we set out for the mountains to cut down our own Christmas tree. Our friends informed us that after paying only $10 for a permit, you can cut down your own tree!  That's such a steal, that it may be a long time before our fake tree makes another appearance. 
 We made just a short walk before finding a tree that was good enough for us. We really weren't in the mood to take the kids on a long trek.

 James made short work out of cutting it down. It required some more trimming once we got home, but it was fine and it was a Christmas tree!
 Cute Siri.

A few days before Christmas, we helped the kids decorate their gingerbread cookies.

 Cousin fun.
 The Ward Christmas Party, was at some point during the month. We had Logan and Lizzy all prepped to ask Santa for the gifts that were already hiding in our closet.  Well, Santa came booming in the room, scaring the living daylights out of Elizabeth. She cried and cried and cried, and insisted that there was no way she was talking to Santa.

 Obviously Logan was not deterred by scary Santa.  Also, we were happy that it didn't discourage Logan when Santa (seriously Santa?!) told Logan that he had never heard of the toy he was asking for.
Annnnddd....Santa totally ignored Siri, but she still sneaked up to snag herself a candy cane.

Our pictures of Christmas Day itself are on James' phone, which I do not have in my possession at this time. So, hopefully this will do for fulfilling your curiosity.

Other fun things we did:
The kids each had a chocolate advent calendar, something we had last year too, and they loved it. I also collected 24 Christmas books, and individually wrapped each one. The kids took turns unwrapping one a night, before we would read it together.

We enjoyed a lovely Christmas Eve at Matt and Ramie's house, eating, singing, and laughing. Holiday's really can't get any better than when you spend them with family.

We went to Dixie's house for Christmas dinner. Again, another family filled day, and it was perfect.

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