Don't you just love this time of year? So many fun activities and constant reminders of how much we have to be thankful for.
Shaun's grandfather took all of us out for dinner as a Christmas gift. This is Shaun's aunt with her three boys, Shaun's only cousins. That has forever boggled my mind, since I cannot accurately name all of my first cousins. This was the first time we'd all been together in years and we had a nice time visiting.
A dog's life
We spent time with all the ornaments, picking our favorites, me telling stories behind some of them, Trot trying to chew them. I also like the hole in Avery's tights from the dog, no doubt. The girls wore their dance leotards for most of the week.
We went to see my nephew's winter concert. He plays a mean sax and since he is in 7th grade now, the quality is definitely going up all the time.
A night spent with good friends...after dinner coffee, a roaring fire and good conversation. So blessed.
Giving Aiden a quick breakfast before Pop and Kiki whisked him and Amanda away to go minister at a nursing home. That left us with just Avery since she had Nutcracker practice. It was so much fun to have just her...wow, she is getting old!
In keeping with tradition, we celebrated Christmas with Shaun's side of the family early, to ensure we could all be together for Christmas. Sarah and Tony did a knock-out job hosting and we had an enjoyable evening.