our family went with several others from church to see the local dance studio's Nutcracker.
Army beat Navy!! (not exactly Christmas related but pretty exciting!) During the game, the boys were excited to have a friend over to watch with them, while the girls went to God's Girls.
We went Christmas Caroling at Haymount Rehab Center with our homeschool group/ God's Girls.
We delivered lots of Christmas cookies to neighbors. One neighbor gave us a Bible with handwritten Bible reference in the front and another gave us Popcorn. While awarding prizes for our first annual neighborhood Christmas decoration contest, we met a neighbor who was in James' company at USMA. We loved seeing the lights around the neighborhood and took many trips around the neighborhood to see them.
We loved putting up the Christmas banner from Heather and Jesse tree from Janelle. We also loved reading Jotham's Journey and listening to lots of Christmas carols.
We drove down to Florida Thursday before Christmas and had a great trip. We played lots of lawn tennis, sang lots of carols, ate lots of delicious food, opened and enjoyed great presents. We loved playing the Christmas carol game. We enjoyed the Christmas Eve service at First United Methodist.
Christmas day was very nice. We decided to give the kids cereal first thing to fill little tummies before stockings so we had more time to cook brunch. Everyone enjoyed their stockings and then we had delicious quiche. And then lots of wonderful presents! Kids loved their remote control cars, drawing stuff, tennis racquet. This was the year of the red sweater! We had a great afternoon driving cars and playing lawn tennis before a delicious Christmas dinner of crown roast, ambrosia, mashed potatoes, and broccoli.
What a nice Christmas!
Next year we may play this charades game/