Sunday, December 17, 2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017
We stopped in Canyon on the way and opened presents. I got this snazzy Aggie jersey. We also got a GoPro that we used while we were skiing.
When we got to the mountains, Nathan was showing Aylah the runs he wanted to ski.
All the girls bundled up while we waited for the house to warm up
Here are my ski bunnies
Traditional selfie on the lift
And our tradition of lunch on the mountain
We were tight on space on the way back, so uncle William rode in the back
We did some sledding at the house
One day Jennifer, William and I went to Taos to ski. A few years back when we hiked Wheeler, we caught a ride on the way back to our car from the owner of the Bavarian. At the time we promised we would come back and drink a beer one day, so we were glad to be able to fulfill our promise.
The kids did some hot-tubbing while we were gone
We had our hands full with this crew
Notice that Hannah has her pose down
One last picture with all the cousins. Notice that Ruby likes the snow but Charlotte does not.
We went to Christmas Eve services at church. I had to work all three services, so Jennifer brought the kids. Here they are all dressed up. It was warm (70 degrees) this year.
After church we went to look at Christmas lights, then we came home and put out some reindeer food
The next morning we opened presents
And we took our traditional picture by the fireplace
Then we had some coffee cake and played with our new gifts. Later that morning we took down our Christmas decorations (our tree was out on the curb by 9am). Then we packed up and headed out for our ski trip.
Merry Christmas everyone!!
As always, we had a busy Christmas season. Here are some of the fun things we did.
We spent several evenings by the fire in our pajamas
We wrote letters to Santa at the library
One weekend Mimi and O came to visit with Aunt Becca and her crew. We had a big time!
We started the weekend with gingerbread houses
Then we had a big dinner
And opened presents
Mama Jo came over to watch Hannah sing at church and we got a group photo. This was the best we could do.
Hannah sang “This Litle Light of Mine” for the whole congregation at church.
Next we had our work Christmas party at Main Event. The kids loved it!
I’m not sure who these characters are
They also loved the games. I think this was their first time to play at an arcade.
They loved swiping their cards in the machines, even if they didn’t play.
One night a fireman Santa made a trip through the neighborhood (right at bedtime). Nathan was the only one awake so he went out to visit.
Here are our handsome boys in their Christmas shirts
We had some Christmas parties at school
We made some cookies for our neighbors
We served a meal at Beautiful Feet, a soup kitchen in Fort Worth.
Afterwards, we went downtown to see the big tree
Then we did some shopping at H&M. I found these mannequins in the corner
We went over to Dallas one day to visit Mama Jo
And GG and Jeaning came to visit one morning
We also had these pesky little elves hanging around the house