Sitting in front of the newly decorated tree and enjoying their labors.
Hines Drive Christmas lights. Trying to get us all in the picture
Opening my 10 year anniversary/Christmas present. There is some aluminum detailing on the coffeemaker, making it a perfect 10 year anniversary gift.
Skyping with G’Ma and Papa on Christmas Eve
And opening their presents
Camping out in the basement the night before Christmas Eve.
Santa’s Elves were up late that night!
Christmas morning! Ready to open stockings
Christmas Dinner table
The Menu: Honey Ham, Carrot Souffle, Garlic Smashed Red Potatoes, Pan-seared Brussel Sprouts with Walnuts and Citrus Craisins, and Butter Crescents. Dessert: Homemade Old-fashioned Gingerbread. The meal was not a hit with my low-brow, non-traditionalist children. They would have much preferred hot dogs. Or Tijuanas.
Skyping with Grandma and Papa Compton and Gigi in Texas
Singing Jude awake on his 5th birthday!
The much anticipated balloon dump
A Lego cake for the Lego master. And his requested dinner: corndogs.
The birthday boy!
With my growing boy!
Christmas with the Comptons! Trying on our new goggles and already anticipating pool time this summer!