We had a great Christmas celebration with Doughnut's family. We had terrible roads to get there but we made it and stayed overnight.
We did have the kids go outside for a short time and uncles pulled them in the sleds.... a treat for my kids as they never get to do that.
We then enjoyed wonderful treats, hot chocolate, appitizers, and soup. Oh - and everyone had wonderful hat hair!!!
Before we opened all the gifts, we like everyone to pose for some holiday pictures. This year with 6 children, two of them under 2, it was hard to get everyone looking at the same time.
We were lucky enough to take 5 grandkids with us to sleep at grandma and grandpa's for the night. Our kids just love being with their cousins and would love to spend more time with them. We got up in the morning, and I was able to play with them until noon. We played sardines (a reverse of hide and seek) which everyone enjoyed. Candy hid at one point on top of the chairs in their dinning room and we could not see her at all. It took along time for us to find her as she did not say a word. Such memories are made when we are able to be together.
These are the stockings that I have made. The ones on the left were done a few years ago and the ones on the right were the Christmas gift for our new nephew and his mom, dad, and dog. It was fun to make them. They have the names across them where I have covered them with graphics in the pictures.