Grandma & Grandpa came to visit before their migration (thats what Mari calls it) to Arizona
We headed to Camp for Sleigh Bell Weekend and had another great year starting the Christmas season out right
Grandma & Grandpa (the other set) came for the first time, we were excited to have them join our special weekend!
And, Pam & Rob & family came too!
We even stayed for the fireworks after the parade this year
Back at home, I used a little child labor to get our Christmas cards assembled
And, our church did a gingerbread factory
The Little People Nativity set gets pulled out every Christmas
And, every Christmas Mari plays with it!
The kids decided to do a neighborhood Secret Santa and made cupcakes
Dressing up for a church program
Some Christmas cookie making
I set up the interval timer on our camera again so we all got to be in the pictures
And, Kelly’s family came over to celebrate
We had a 2500 piece puzzle about 1/3 done and they became obsessed with it!
I guess Bernie would be our nephew;) He is such an awesome dog!
Building with nano blocks, the smallest legos you’ve ever seen!
New bean bags for Christmas
A new super fun game called Ticket to Ride that we can all play
Mari got more books
Ezra got a rubik’s cube and him & Kelly spent a long time with computer printouts figuring out how to solve it
And, during the break we headed to Aunt Trisha’s for some fun
Happy New Year (at about 9:30 at night)
And, Kelly beat me yet again in our annual game of Trivial Pursuit:(