Merry Christmas, to y'all! (This picture is actually from Thanksgiving.)
Well, how was everyone's Christmas Eve?
Ours was great. Grandma, grandpa, Nathanael, Naomi, and Boone came over for the afternoon and evening. It was very very fun. Nathanael was having cracking jokes and laughing the whole time...he's a funny brother-in-law,....I like 'im. :)
While the turkey and everything was getting cooked, Caleb played checkers with Nathanael. Nathanael let Caleb win. Afterward Nathanael played chess with me......and guess who won? I'll let you guess. :)
Then we had a delicious dinner with broccoli salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, turkey, yams, and wine. Yup.....but I didn't have any......schucks. :) Everything tasted really good!
After dinner we all sat down in the living room and dad read the Christmas story and gave a little mini sermon. Then we went around the room sharing the things we were thankful for, one at a time. The whole time Boone was talking or flapping his arms or kicking his legs or looking around curiously or just being plain ol' cute.
Then we opened presents since everyone was there. I got the newest Josh Groban cd, Noel, a batch of jigsaw puzzles, World War II videos from grandpa, some audio CDs on christian film-making from Vision Forum, and more.
I got Nathan a cool calendar of sporty cars to have at his work. I got Alexa an eggnog carton all to herself, and Caleb a wooden model pick-up truck. I also got little Boone those foam alphabetical things that you fit together in order. Before I know he'll be able to say the alphabet. :)
We had a wonderful time. We all got food of some sort from dad. In the picture below Nathan is eating lemony spice cheetos.....they were pretty good! Dad and Alexa made a Jungle village for Nathanael and Naomi.....as seen below.
This morning we went on a scavenger hunt that dad had written clues for. Normally, we would hunt for our stockings, but we didn't have stockings this year......I don't know why.....I guess we couldn't find them in the attic. So this year, we hunted and found envelops with money in them. We each got money from dad. Thanks Dad!!!
Well, that's how our Christmas went...hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!!!