We had such a wonderful Christmas this year. I think that the highlight was having my little sister, Jenny, her for four days. It is the most time that I have spent with her since June of 2001 when she graduated from high school and went to New York for college and I left for Honduras for my mission. It was great to see her and to watch my girls getting to know their Aunt Jenny.
We enjoyed having my mom here too and invited the Lenderman Family over for Christmas eve. We were brave and had a kids only table in the living room.
Leaving cookies and milk for Santa Claus
The CD player Kirsten got from Santa
Matching Princess Pajamas from Aunt Anne
A stuffed Kitty from her big sister
A stroller for her dolls from Grandma and Grandpa Lowe
I was also able to find beautiful matching Christmas Dresses for the girls.
Monday we got up early and went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast - Patty's favorite! We enjoyed shopping at Hobby Lobby and then went to see Puss in Boots and the dollar movie. We had dinner at my dad's and then had to say goodbye to Jenny. Kirsten cried when she woke up Tuesday and Jenny was already gone.
Tuesday afternoon we headed over to Jeremy's mom and dad's house for Christmas with them. Megan gave the girls Disney Princess dolls, his mom mad the girls beautiful embroidered towels, and his dad made a periscope for them.
We enjoyed a great spaghetti dinner and tons of dancing with the Wii.
A Kinex Rollercoaster. I think his brothers are all jealous! I do not know who had more fun putting it together, him or Kirsten. It has already gotten hours of play time this week!
We had such a wonderful Christmas this year. We feel so blessed and are so grateful for this time of year to spend with family celebrating the birth of our Savior.