On Wednesday, my sister from Oregon and my nephew from Oregon State Univ. drove in. Then Thursday, my brother and his girlfriend and his son flew in...this was a complete surprise. While we were just sitting around waiting for my nephew from Texas to get here in walks my brother too! So awesome!
There are 5 kids in my family and 6 nieces and nephews and everyone was together this Christmas! It was one of the best Christmas' I can remember!
Then Christmas was so wonderful. We did Christmas Eve at my sister's and Christmas at my house...mind you we live about 100 yards from each other.
We ate at 5:00pm...and I spent the entire day baking until it was time for dinner. This is one of my favorite parts of the holidays. I made 2 pumpkin rolls, 2 homemade pumpkin pies, 1 chocolate mint cream cheese roll, one batch of brownies.
Santa was really good to my girls...they each got a new bike for Christmas (without training wheels) and we took them to our basketball court at our house that is fully fenced to teach them how to ride them. It literally took them about 45 minutes to go from never riding a bike before to riding it around the court by themselves...I am still totally blown away at how quick they learned how to ride those darn bikes.
They also got new guitars for Christmas and with our whole family sitting around they decided to put on a "Christmas show" and brought out their guitars and sang to the whole family! Then Erynn decided to make up a song while she played her guitar and sang to everyone by herself. SO precious!
It was an amazing day! Everyone was happy, there was plenty of food, the games lasted until the late night and we had one of the most memorable Christmas' I can remember. Thank you God!
I hope you all had a blessed day also...Happy New year friends!