Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve

Happy Christmas Eve, everyone!

Daddy made a fire in the middle of the snow.  Our little one made himself a couch out of the ample snow.

When the cousins came for the Christmas Eve activities, everyone went sledding, then gathered around the fire, drinking wassail.  It was Justin's dream Christmas Eve!
We had about 30 of Justin's relatives over for dinner and games.  I cannot tell you what a thrill and joy it is to be in this house, witnessing how well it is working with the large numbers of people.
There was a lot of playing in the snow and our mudroom was one big puddle by the time everyone was done!  What fun!

Isaac went out earlier in the day to test out the snow for himself.  It was a little deep!

He scaled the top of one of our many mounds of dirt and leapt into the heaps of snow.

That is one, solitary leg poking up out of the snow.

Friends and kids' teachers received a plate of goodies, neighbors (many of whom are elderly and diabetic) received a 50 hour candle and deck of cards to prep for the next power outage.

Laundry was a cinch, with a view like this.

And now some last minute Christmas prep then OFF TO BED.
This is a tired mama!


  1. How fun hope you had a great Christmas and a happy new year..Sister Austin

  2. What a wonderful blessing!!! I'm so happy for you that you are finally enjoying your someday home!