Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Years Eve

We kept it low-key on New Years Eve and got together with my two sister's. Camille hosted the crew. We played games, did a few crafts, had take-out Chinese food.  And we actually made it to the New Year!















Snow Fun

After Christmas we headed up toward my sister's house near Snoqualmie Pass and found a fun sledding spot! They weren't super groomed runs, but we scored places to park and had a really good time! We last less than 2 hours because we were freezing!  The babies did so well all bundled up!  
















Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas Day 2015

Christmas morning --- the best!  These eager kiddos didn't sleep much, but didn't get us up too early.  

 Ivy likes her socks from Santa!


And the big present reveal....


A Miles from Tomorrowland Stelosphere

Addy got a Kindle Fire.

And Carson got a GoPro.

 My dad gave all the son-in-laws (and son) this commemorative 22 rifle.  

A new supply of nerf guns and bullets!


Quite the haul Miles!!!



 A few pics from the morning....major cardboard and wrapping paper!


 The surprise gifts....


A hover board!  This was only not in use while it was charging.  Super fun! (and only a tad paranoid that it would start a fire like many did at the stores during the Christmas shopping season.  yikes!)




Christmas Dinner---yummy ham and all the fixings!  

And just like that ---it's over.  Such a sad moment when you realize it is all over.  While I love Christmas Day....Dec 1-24th are my favorite :)  

So, so thankful my parents were here with us to enjoy it!!!

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