Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christmas 2018

A few years back (when the twins had just been born), my Dad and Mom (and grandma and brother) came into town to celebrate Christmas with us... and this year my husband's Dad and Mom (Grammie and Papa "D") came to celebrate with us. It just made this year, all the more special. Lots of baking, adventuring, and crafting the days leading up to Christmas, as well as reconnecting and reacquainting... Christmas came in a hurry, and left in a hurry... but what a wonderful time it was.

I want to remember these moments about this year...

- Every time Jo enters the room with the Christmas tree in it, she exclaims, "TREEEE!"... and Mable calls it a "Fishmas Tree". In fact, every green tree outside (which is a lot up here in the PNW) is a "Fishmas Tree" to Mable. 

- A couple of days before Christmas, Marley and Finn noticed that everyone's stockings were full, except for Mom's... Marley was completely devastated over this... and immediately started making craft projects (all out of paper)... wrapping everything up with Christmas paper... and shoved my stocking FULL. It made me giggle on Christmas morning. Also, projects made in Kindergarten for Christmas, and sent home as surprises... might be my favorite thing.

- Having Grammie and Papa D with us this year, was such a fun time. I sewed up two stockings to match ours (for future Christmas' spent with us)... and the kids picked out fabulous fabrics for the inside of each. Omi and Opa, you'll have to spend another Christmas with us, so I can do the same for you! 

- There was no snow this year... the weather, was actually incredibly mild for this time of the year... sprinkles of rain and cloudy. The kids lamented, since last year we had a dusting of snow. 

- Hours after Christmas seemed disastrous (with new stuff all over the place), but those moments are fairly quiet, as all of the littles dig into playing with all of their new stuff. 

- Cinnamon buns for the win... I halved the recipe this year, so less pans were made... must remember to let the dough rise for a little while longer next year. They were a little dense.

- Our afternoon stroll on the water, might have been my favorite part of the day... getting fresh air, and the "energy" out... felt good for all (pictures to come soon in a blog post!) 

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