Christmas is universally known as one of the busiest times of year. That definitely held true for us this year! After our lovely anniversary trip to Hikkaduwa, we were thrown back into the fray with the branch Christmas Party! It was pretty fun, but I think it could have been better. There were a lot of things that I didn't know about that people expected. I do wish someone would have said something!! But I think people seemed to enjoy anyway. We had a sort of talent show where everyone did Christmas music, dances, or skits. The primary put on the nativity. Santa came and gave out gifts. There was a big dinner catered. The only thing missing was some dancing!
The next week was full of fun as we prepared for Christmas day! We made tons of cookies and pies and visited friends. Our Christmas Eve was very special spent with some friends eating turkey and singing Christmas carols as loudly as possible! So much love and laughter at our house that night!!
The next day was Christmas Day! The kids got us up at 5am, so we opened presents...then Devin and I went back to sleep!! HA! But we had to get up, because that morning two of our friends got baptized!
It was a lovely Christmas season! And it's not over yet! There's always fun and surprises at our house! Yay! And as I close this blog post, I will invite our two newest family members, Buddy and Princess, to say so long until next time:
We like puzzles at our house. Now that we have this AMAZING puzzle table, we have puzzles out ALL the time. If we have people with littles coming over, we just cover it, zip it up, and shove it under the couch until it's time to pull it out again. :) I highly recommend this table to anyone who loves to put together puzzles, but also loves their table space. ;P Here are just a few that we've done in the past little while:
This was one we've been trying to put together for over almost 2 years!! We started it during our astronomy unit, but it kept getting moved off of the table and/or put away! Discouraging. :( Here, though, we have space and time for it! Yay! And we love putting together our puzzles with friends!!!! We LOVE the Condies! :)
This is our most recent puzzle. It's a '4D' puzzle. These are really cool! There's a base puzzle that has the city layout when it first started out as a city. Then there's another layer that's a foam puzzle that has it's modern counterpart. Then you put in the buildings one by one in order of when they were built! Neat! This particular one is of London, since we've just recently been studying about London and the Great Fire/Plague time. The kids loved it and all participated.
Our next puzzle is a Glow in the Dark Thomas Kinkade puzzle. It's a doozy, but Peter and I are really enjoying it! Ha! Stay tuned for pictures! :)
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As a Stay At Home Mom of 4 wonderful children, I have the amazing opportunity not only to home school them, but to do so in many different places! I am married to the most amazingly wonderful (and handsome) man in the whole world! Together, we seek out, every day, that Joy in the Journey that makes life exciting!
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