Whew! What a month! We had a lot of fun but I'm glad it's over and am ready to start a new year!
We started our Christmas activities right after Thanksgiving when we went to look at Christmas lights and then started decorating our home.
The first week of December we visited the North Pole Adventure where we went to elf school, had milk and cookies, made toys and visited Blitzen and Vixen.
We started the second week of December hosting the first of three family gatherings at our house. I think there were approximately 45 people in our house that day. Fortunately, we had enough space for everyone to spread out and not feel like we had a packed house. The kids gathered in the playroom and the men gathered in the theatre room while the women hung out in the family room and chatted.
We also visited Santa at Bass Pro. Tillie was all about Santa. She jumped right up in his lap. Tensley, for some reason, was a little skeptical which was weird because she ran right up to Santa at the North Pole Adventure.
The week before Christmas, JMac had surgery on his foot/ankle and started an 8 week non-weight bearing recovery. Oy.
On Christmas morning we woke up early to see what Santa had brought us and open gifts from each other.
Then my family came over. We ate, read the story of the birth of our Savior (where Tensley began to nod off), sang happy birthday to Jesus and then opened presents.
The day after Christmas, JMac's family came over. As people were arriving, I was taking Tillie to the doctor where she was diagnosed with her first ever ear infection. :(
I'm not sure what's going on in this picture but it cracks me up. Typical TnT.
On Saturday, we woke up to snow! Sadly, we couldn't go out and play in it due to the fact that Tillie was still sick, I woke up sick and JMac, of course, was unable to go out.
The girls and I are still sick (Tensley started having symptoms yesterday) so we have all just been resting and trying to recoup. It's been nice laying around not doing much of anything.