Wow - I can't believe Christmas is over. All of that preparation and anticipation and it is over in a flash. With every Christmas I tell myself that I want to make time to just sit back, relax and enjoy the holidays. Well, as most of us know, it's not easy "making time". There is so much to do - baking, shopping, wrapping, cleaning, ect. in order to have a "nice" Christmas, that you tend to not have the time for the sitting back and relaxing part. However, that is what makes the holidays special - the time and activities leading up to Christmas and the anticipation of the celebration. You have to learn to embrace it, hold on, and remember to take lots of pictures so that you will have those Christmas memories to cherish for all the years to come! Here are some pictures of our special activities leading up to Christmas Day.
We had a cookie baking party with pizza and all!
Kelly and Tracy finding time to drink one or two in between
baking one or two
Ms. Alice took care of Holly while we baked!
Sidney and Carley at their 5th grade Christmas concert
Gabby and Casey at the 5th grade Christmas concert
Visiting Santa at the Hill Top Country Barn
Cooper wakes Hugh up after his Company Christmas party.
Casey built this cute little snowman with the small amount of
snow that was left.
Chrismas Eve at Lori's - making gingerbread houses
Casey and Brit build a house together
The finished houses!
Cutie Kolin and Prince Brock open their "Dollar Day" gifts
The edible fruit bouquet - how pretty!
Casey and Brit - (Brit is on break from VA Tech - we missed her!)
Kelly and Korin open presents at Lori's
Carley and Casey serve cookies and milk for Santa
Casey and Carley hold Cooper down for a picture