Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Christmas Celebrations

We had a fairly quiet Christmas this year since Chelan's brother and family did not come home this year.  It was strange not having them here, but we took advantage of the slower pace and enjoyed a much-deserved break from busy-ness!  Our family celebrated on Christmas morning and then we went to Grandma and Grandpa's the following Wed. for another one.  Memories were made, scores of games were played, frigid temperatures were endured, and copious amounts of food were devoured during our two-week vacation!
Almost looks real, doesn't it?

Caiden's gift from Cambry - a yard of Twix!

Rubik's Race was popular in our house - a gift to Caiden
from  Delaney

Delaney's swimming pool set

Cambry is working on her
airplane/airport set and enjoying her
new headphones

Our Christmas dinner:  BBQ brisket, mashed potatoes,
zwieback, snap peas, and rosy applesauce - with the
fancy china, of course!

Delaney's new Karaoke machine!

Reading the Christmas story at Grandma and Grandpa's

The kids are working on opening their gifts

Grandpa made these crosses out of barbed wire! (no endorsement
of Jerry Moran intended)  :)

And Grandma made these
beautiful blankets for each
grandchild - that's 8 blankets
WITH a broken arm!  They have
been well-used already!
One of Caiden's gifts from us was a trip to Manhattan for a K-State Men's Basketball game.  We made the trip with my parents on New Year's Day to watch them play #6 West Virginia.  They came up short, but we still had a great time.  Standing in the student section for the whole game was definitely a new experience!

It's been a good break, but I think I'm ready to get back into the routine of things!  Bring on 2018!

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