Thursday, December 31, 2015

A very merry Christmas

This Christmas was especially special as it was Asher's very first. 
December 25th has come and gone in a flurry this year, and was jam packed full of family fun, summer sun and good deal of cough medicine.
First up: pre-Chrismas/wintery fun! Before the unseasonably warm weather flew through, the four-ahem FIVE- of us enjoyed a cool ride on the Wilson train of lights followed by a Polar Express themed night of fun for the boys. Also making Scott family headlines that weekend was dinner with "Santa Cow" at Chic-fil-a.
Oh and did I mention we went to see Disney on Ice with our local homeschool group? It was magical, and so so much fun! I can't wait to go back next year.
Grandma arrived the week of Christmas and loved getting some extra quality time with her. With shopping and presents mostly wrapped up and not much on the agenda, it was a great week to slow down, relax and enjoy extra snuggles with all the boys.

Presenting the Grinch draw off-of course Chris won "the grinchiest."
We also took our annual drive around town to look at Christmas lights. On strike against the warm weather, we dressed up the boys in their fleece pajamas and bought hot chocolate a la starbucks-all to the tune of Charlie Brown's Christmas music. We saw a good number of great houses and took many a mental note for our own bright lights and outside decorations next year. 

And now for the big event... On Christmas Eve we opened gifts with Grandma and Grandpa Tim. Star wars, stuffys and legos oh my! So many gifts! I pray our boys grow up to know how lucky and loved they are.
We did our own family Christmas the next morning. Delicious cinnamon rolls from a friend and a reading from our Jesus Storybook bible made for a perfect prelude to presents.
Our big gifts to the boys this year were Kindle Fires. Consider Pandora's box open.
Excuse the underoos-did I mention is was near 80 degrees?
Unfortunately Chris was pretty under the weather, but still managed to eat a piece of the traditional birthday cake for Jesus-this year decorated with the little people nativity scene.
That afternoon we headed to Gigi and Poppy's house and were as always thoroughly blessed-ahem spoiled- with gifts! My parent's have always done Christmas big and I'm sure I will always feel like a kid on Christmas day in their home. :-) The boys especially loved their star wars gear and first remote control cars. As much as they've been playing with them these past few days I'm amazed they are still in one piece! Once the rain settles down a bit we can't wait to get outside with them more.
Finally the day after Christmas we enjoyed a big lunch at Cracker Barrel with Chris' extended family. And I'm happy to say that daddy is feeling much better with the help of some antibiotics and other rx meds-let's pray that's the last of the season's sickness around here!
Asher meets cousin Faith for the first time-thanks for the picture Elissa!
I don't have enough words and certainly haven't posted all the pictures to do it justice, but there it is-another great Christmas for the books. Now to ring in the happy New Year. :-)

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