DECK THE HALLS
Tis the season to be jolly!
After Thanksgiving, we put together our Christmas decorations
Tim's mom made our family in Raggedy Ann doll style years ago, with Christmas outfits even!
This nativity was Tim's parents. It is beautiful and breakable, so I put it behind glass
My sister Carol made this wooden set for us which I love because the kids can play with it and I don't need to worry about it getting broken. And the kids do LOVE to play with it!
Tim's sister Cindy made this framed holiday sayings display. It has posters for every major holiday of the year. Our niece, Rachel made this cute advent calendar out of a cupcake tin. You put a little Dove chocolate in each holder. Ours has left over Halloween candy in it this year ;)
Amy and I hit the Black Friday sales late Thursday night. It was something else! We were just mostly there for the experience. They had holiday movies showing on the side of Cabela's, a DJ playing music at the center Christmas Tree with lots of dancing at the Outlet Mall. The stores were all completely packed. Amy got some $50.00 jeans for $30.00 at American Eagle, and then we went to Target to get her bedroom blanket and pillow set (one of her Christmas presents).
We continued working on making gingerbread houses for our family party
Rick and Kelsee brought Lincoln over to our house for the first time. He is doing well.
The day came for the gingerbread house making party. We listened to Christmas music, wrote our missionaries, had a soup, salad, and rolls luncheon, visited with each other.
The kids played downstairs and outside.
And we took lots and lots of pictures....
Here is a photo of the finished product
And we received our very first Christmas card of the year from Megan and Dan!