We are so sad that we will be saying good bye to our family tomorrow. Theses past nine days have gone by so quickly. We have had so much fun with them and Hanna is really going to miss them. On Christmas Eve we went to church for the noon service and than the kids played on all the special activities that were provided. They loved the bounce houses and bounce slide.
Here they are taking a ride in the horse drawn wagon around the church. As you can see the weather was perfect.
But their favorite was playing in the snow. Well, they liked the frosted cookies a lot too!
Then it was on to Jami and Mike's house for Christmas Eve dinner......but first, a dip in the hot tub with Papa and Hanna's friend Cade Mullane.
I gave them the coolest thing on Christmas Eve. They were rubber teeth that twinkle colored lights in their mouths. They were a real hit.
Chef Mike, in his Swedish apron, prepared a roasted goose, Swedish Meatballs and a delicious Swedish potato dish. The night before he and Jami had rolled 80 meatballs! On Christmas Eve Jami was having a lot of contractions. By the middle of the night she got up and took a shower because she thought for sure she was going to have her baby........but the contractions stopped later in the night!
Jami's tree looked so pretty with the pile of presents surrounding it.
The kids loved opening their stockings. They had put out cookies for Santa the night before and he ate all of them!! They weren't sure if they had heard him and his bells during the night or not.
Santa brought Hanna ALL princess gifts. She was in heaven.
But Cade's best gift of all was his Batman suit from Gram. The wings retract with the pull of a strap and then expand out several feet when he pulls the gold cord. Very cool!
Papa's favorite was Cade's Buzz Lightyear and Woody!
These are the canvas art pictures that I made for the girls Both the pictures have some glitter around the edges of the picture that is hard to see in these photos.
These pictures came out great. They were kind of an experiment but I am really pleased with the outcome. I hope to be able to do some special orders for people of their children.
I spent several hours at Jami and Mike's home this morning helping them take down their Christmas decorations and putting up some new items around their house. This is their diningroom display that I did for them. These were some of their Christmas presents.
So now we are winding down with the kids. We will all go to In And Out Burger for dinner tonight. Then it's time to start packing them up to head home and for me to get all my Christmas decorations down and put away. We are anxiously awaiting Sofia's arrival. Can hardly wait to rock a new infant again. This has been a great holiday and we look forward to 2009 bringing us good health, lots of family time and continued spiritual growth.
courage for the week 4.23.17
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