Christmas break was so much fun! It started when Marie came home from college. Then my brother, Pere, and his wife, Jeanne, came to visit.
We had a blast building gingerbread houses and playing games. Lots and lots of games.
Christmas Eve the three oldest and Joseph and I served at the community soup kitchen while the younger kids went to the family get together at my sister-in-law’s house. It was a very fun evening!
We started Christmas Day with our tradition of reciting The Living Christ as a family before opening any gifts. Two surprises, Joseph and the older girls bought me a new recliner. I knew they were getting something but didn’t know what. The older girls and I also conspired to surprise Joseph with a new recliner but he didn’t have a clue we had done anything so he was shocked to see TWO new recliners! The girls wanted old fashioned night gowns for their Christmas PJs.
The favorite gifts of the day were the homemade rubber band guns Joseph made for all the kids. There was an epic rubber band gun war!
Of course, the two boxes the recliners came in were also a big hit. The kids put them together to make a fort.
This video shows what its like when we go anywhere with all the kids in our 15 passenger van.
Other fun things over Christmas break included playing with more Christmas gifts, hanging out with a sick Henry, observing snowflakes that fell and, at the request of our kids, recreating a picture taken 21 years ago.
Now we are back to the daily grind doing school and trying to get back on a consistent schedule. The first week of getting up early to teach seminary (an early morning scripture study class for teens) is always a killer!
How was your Christmas?