We spent Christmas Eve at our good friends the Lords. It has become a tradition that we love! We had crab legs, flank steak and yummy rolls and other great things!
|Chad, Abby and Tanner with their popper hats on!|
|The whole bunch!|
|Keri and Nick|
|Adam and Kami|
|Brock and Mitchell (nice face Mitch : )|
|Keri reading a Christmas story|
|Ashley and Scotty made it over for dessert. They were at the Marx house.|
|Watching Christmas Vacation|
We went home and opened our Christmas pj's.
|John never wants any...|
|Mitchell opening his|
Christmas Morning & Ashley's 21st Birthday!
|Mitchell with his cool headphones|
|John made me a book all about all of the beaches we have been to together! It is beautiful! I absolutely loved it! He is the best gift giver!|
|hmmm... what could that be??|
|the longboard he wanted...|
|Mitchell opening one|
|You know you did good when your get an expression like this!|
|Scotty was so excited!|
|Santa got them a Wii!|
|we played some games in the afternoon. We got a new scrabble board.|
After presents we hurried and got ready for church. We loved having Christmas on Sunday! Our stake provides a sacrament meeting each week for a rest home in our stake boundaries. John had to speak there a few weeks ago, so he volunteered us to help with the meeting on Christmas day. It was really nice to provide that service for them. There are many residents that don't have any family in town, so it was great to visit with them. We came home, had breakfast and played games.
Scott and Jenn and the kids came over Christmas evening. We had a great time with them! Well, it was fun until Jack got sick and threw up all over the house! Poor guy! He got Scott twice, the carpet twice, the couch once! He had 2 baths, we washed laundry! It was a crazy evening! Every time we thought he was feeling better he lost it!
|Ashley loves her Afton!|
|Happy birthday Ashley! (look at cute Afton looking and her big cousin! Love it!|
|Her favorite dessert|
|a bluetooth for her long drive to school|
|We got Afton an easel.|
|She loved it! She was covered in chalk and she broke every single piece of chalk!|
|She might get mad at me someday for this one!|
|Presents from Grandma and Grandpa Westra|
|She loved her new dress!|
|He didn't look sick!|
We had a great day! We loved spending time with our family and talking to many of our family members on the phone. We are so grateful for this season to celebrate our Saviors birth!