The 2018 Christmas is officially on the books and a good time was had by all. This year Joyce was able to join us too! We did the usual: meals and presents and hanging out. It was great. Here are a few pictures. All of mine can be found in this Photos album.
On Christmas Eve we went out shopping and ended up hanging out with these hysterical alpaca llamas.
Christmas Eve dinner was tacos a la Joyce and Tom.
Santa came right on time.
Lights off. I can’t decide which picture I like better.
On Christmas morning the kids woke us up at a very reasonable hour (a sure sign they’re growing up!). The Makey-Makey bedroom present was so good we had to drag Lex downstairs to open stockings! Then we all waited patiently while Mema and Tom went to church and Katie, Rosy, and Joyce got here.
Finally it was time for presents!!
So happy to have this smiling face with us this year!
And this one!!!
Presents kept us busy for awhile. Lots of Legos and Harry Potter stuff and books and candy and so much more.
Looking good, Grandpa Tom!
Bodhi got all worn out. There were a lot of presents to and from doggies this year.
Mema wins the cute picture prize this year!!
I love this one. I want to do some editing to make the colors pop, but she was so sweet reading under the tree. <3
For Christmas dinner we invited my friend and her two boys over. We all enjoyed lasagna, salad, and garlic bread. Yum!
It’s hard to get a good picture with everyone looking, smiling, and not blinking!
My camera took a few selfies on its way down the table.
The girl on my other side wanted nothing to do with selfies, but the boy was happy to smile with me. He’s always happy to smile with me. Lucky me!
Now we settle into the driftless middle days between Christmas and New Year’s Day. I’m loving every second of it! I’m on book five, with a substantial stack waiting in the wings. I’m eating all the candy (maybe that’s not so good) and just relaxing. Today we fed the fish at school (all still alive!), spent our Books-A-Million gift cards (add to that reading pile!) and Eve bought herself a few new fish. Tomorrow, we go back to doing nothing. Life is good. :)