It's crazy to me that Christmas has come and gone. But we sure did enjoy it. I have a TON of pictures to post from various Christmas outings we did and of course Christmas Eve and Day!
In early December my great friend Lauri and her family came up from Houston. This has been a tradition for several years now and is something I so look forward to each year.
On Saturday, we were able to get all 5 kids down for a nap and Dana, Lauri and I went to the mall and had some much needed "girl time". We only went into a few stores and the rest of the time we sat in the food court and just talked, uninterrupted! It was fabulous! We missed you Amanda, it just wasn't the same without you guys here with us!
The Dads with all the kiddos
All the kiddos
Jacob at his school Christmas party. Enjoying his very 'red' cupcake!
Every year I paint an ornament for our tree and my parents tree and put a current picture of the the kids in it. This year, Jacob helped and did a great job.
We went to Northpark mall a few weeks ago and went to see the trains they set up every year. Luke is such a lover of trains and was in heaven the entire time.
Just look at that sweet face....
Jacob enjoyed it too
Sweet, sweet brothers
While we were in East Texas last weekend, we went and rode the Polar Express train ride. It is based on the movie and was done very well. All the kids wear their pajamas, get hot chocolate and a cookie while on the way to the "north pole". It was basically about a 20 minute train ride one way and once we got to the north pole there were elves, Santa and all kinds of little houses set up and decorations to resemble the north pole. Santa then came aboard and went to every train car and gave each child a bell because they believe. It was very, very cute! And the kids had a blast.
Luke giving his ticket to the conductor so he could punch it, just like in the movie.
As you can see we took advantage of the fun, festive activities this time of year and had a blast. I will post more pictures soon from Christmas Eve and Day! Hope all of you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas!