We went to my parents' house for Christmas eve dinner and gift exchange. Here are the the girls in front of my parents' tree. We do this picture traditionally each year!
One of my favorite decorations in our home. This Victorian St. Nick is over 3 ft tall. He has really grown on us, and is the first decoration we put up each year. He is ceremoniously carried down the stairs from the attic and placed carefully. Then we issue warnings to each cat to NOT nibble his beard this year.
My snowman collection. I add a new one each year, and it takes up our entire long windowsill. I love them all, and leave them up long after Christmas! Here are just a few.
This one is my favorite, because he has real "branches" for arms, and the cutest "snowboy" cap and smile. He is everyone's favorite.
The girls opened up gifts from Grandma Sue and Grandpa Bob in Washington, first. They were so delighted by their Trail of Painted Pony collector's horses!
Opening gifts from my parents, who came over Christmas morning to deliver gifts, and get their annual (Chena invention) hot cocoa with egg nog.Penelope got a mini American Girl Doll Kirsten, from Chena. Chena was sooooo excited to order it, wait for it, and could not WAIT to give it to her. Penelope, my dog lover! Merry Christmas, everyone!