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Christmas 2014

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Merry Christmas! The holiday season this year was fun and busy! I attended Ellie’s preschool Christmas party right before Ellie’s two-week break from school… Grammy tagged along and had a great time. She decorated cookies, made a snow-globe and made playdough ornaments.

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Ethan enjoyed opening Christmas cards this year and said “oh”, as in “oh, so sweet” every time he saw a kid in a picture…

Our friends, Brent and Catherine, who moved to Finland a year and a half ago for work, came back in December for a long visit home. We had the honor of having them stay with us for three nights! Their daughter, Alice, is just a few months older than Ellie and their Son, Russell, is just a few months younger than Ethan. It was so much fun to see the kids play together – and for us to get to visit with a family that we just love. We can’t wait for them to move back to Colorado!!

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We did our typical “pseudo-Christmas-Eve” with each set of Grandparents at their houses. The kids had fun opening gifts and playing. We went to a live nativity scene where the kids got to pet a camel, pony, donky, sheep and alpaca. It was fun! We went twice to look at Christmas lights around town. We saw four different houses that had lights set to music and both kids LOVED it! We heard a new dub-step Christmas song and both kids about lost their minds when the song “dropped” and we can’t get enough of that song! Here’s a you tube video of them dancing to the song….

We decorated sugar cookies and a gingerbread house! Christmas morning, we woke up with the kids to open gifts and then the grandparents came over to visit and have lunch. It was a great family day! We played out in the snow – for about five minutes, one day! 😉 It snowed just after Christmas – for almost a whole day straight – it was awesome!

We hope your Christmas was as wonderful as ours and we hope the start to your 2015 is fantastic!

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See more Christmas pictures in the November – December 2014 photo album.