|We got a Christmas Bonus of beef this year! Daddy and the boys spent the evening of December 12th |
wrapping bulk meat into food saver packages.
|Store packages waiting to be shrink wrapped for freezer storage. |
We haven't had beef for years--we'll be livin' large this year!
|On December 13th--Aunt Sara's birthday & St. Lucia Day--|
James sang in the 2nd grade Christmas program.
On Saturday December 14th we enjoyed our annual Ward Christmas Breakfast, then headed out for Helena to have a Cousin Party at Aunt Laura's new house. Aunt Lisa was visiting from Phoenix, and Uncle Matt's family came even though he was working (he stopped by in his police cruiser for some dinner-to-go). It was such a fun evening and we are so happy for Laura and Darrin and their great new home!
|Aunt Laura & Lisa picked out matching jammies for all the grown-up mamas.|
Here's Aunt Lisa in hers giving Heidi a big hug.
|Laura and Lisa celebrated their birthday a few days early. Amie brought them an |
amazing chocolate cake and Heidi made them cupcakes from scratch!
|Niles loved the cupcakes!|
|We did a fun white elephant gift exchange.|
Here's Niles opening gifts with Cody's girlfriend, Kamrie.
|James opened a cool mini-air hockey table from Jared.|
|Heidi & Jake ended up exchanging gifts and gave each other practically the same thing!|
|Niles and Emily had the most fun with this big box, which was full of toilet paper!|
|Niles & Emily|
(Em is 7 months older than Niles)
|All the Mamas in their Christmas jammies:|
Amie (Matt's wife, my SIL), Me, Kamrie (my nephew's g-friend), my sisters Lisa, and Laura.
|Three Layton Seesters|
|Niles loved looking at all the photos on Laura's tree.|
|We brought Uncle Mike Melin along for the fun.|
|Kamrie, nephew Cody, Baby Zecklin, and Gramma Lisa|
|Gramma Lisa talking to Baby Z|
We had such a nice time! Thanks again, Lehmans!
|Our living room in the morning light (snowy glare) on December 17th.|
|Heidi sang in the fourth grade Christmas program on December 18th.|
That's her in back with her arm up.
|Two classes of 4th graders singing their hearts out.|
|Grandma Melin came to see Heidi's program|
and Niles wore his elf hat. They all looked
|Later that night, we went to a Christmas party at the Depot. |
Here's Niles waiting fro Santa.
|Heidi waiting for Santa.|
|Heidi with Santa|
|James with Santa|
|Niles telling Santa how old he is.|
|Heidi got some cool gifts.|
Addie was out on a hayride caroling with the Young Women...
such a festive day for us!