We baked treats to deliver to friends.
Monster cookies, homemade oreos, and pretzel turtles.
The rest of the family made me cut down
the number of people we delivered to.
They didn't want to spend the whole afternoon driving around town.
It was an overcast, slightly drizzly day.
We mostly just dropped the cookies and ran.
But we did carol in 3-part harmony for two friends.
Then it was time to head home and start cooking up our
Christmas Eve Feast!
So, so, so good!
Then we headed upstairs for our annual
Christmas PJ Jumping Photos.
Caroline called this her "kitty jump"
Sibling gift exchange
On a recent work trip, Andrew was able to
make two t-shirts at an Avery facility in CA.
I had planned to make Whitney a Wicked/ballet shirt.
Worked out well that we could give each of them a shirt we made.
We also did the Nativity, but I forgot to take pics.
The calm before the storm.
Ready to open!
We told the kids they could wake us up at 6:30.
But then after they went to bed, I snuck in their
rooms and turned off their alarms, hoping they would
sleep in. Ha! Didn't work. They knocked on our
door at 6:30 on the dot.
Best reaction of the day:
Whitney seeing her electric guitar
She is learning to jam!
And loves it.
B loves shoes and expensive clothes in brand
names I had never heard of until he told me about them.
He picked out almost all of his own gifts this year.
And he likes them! :)
Andrew had been battling a cold all week
and by Christmas morning, it was bad enough
that he felt like he shouldn't go to church.
Whitney, Brandon, and I sang in the choir.
I accompanied Whit while she sang a special
number with the missionaries.
AND I was surprised to find out that I
would be accompanying the congregation
on five or six other hymns throughout the service.
On the organ.
It went better than I thought it would.
Since church fell on a Sunday, we only had sacrament meeting.
When we came home, C promptly changed back into her PJ's.
There were Lego stables to be built.
And new games to play.
Like Pie Face
And Code Names.
A new favorite.
A new favorite.
Unfortunately, with Andrew's cough and cold,
we had to back out of our Christmas Brunch with friends.
So sad to miss out on that tradition.
But Kelly DID bring some creme brulee french toast
by the house on her way out of town. Yay!
On Christmas night, we got to have the Sister missionaries
over to use our wifi to talk to their families.
It was awesome!
What a special night to share with them.
And we closed out the night with
Grateful for Jesus Christ and that we can celebrate His birth.