Christmas 2016

We celebrated with our family on Christmas Eve because of Sunday/church complications. πŸ™‚ It was a wonderful time with lots of fun, food, and laughter! The only drawback was that dear Grandma couldn’t make it because of a nasty cold! πŸ™Β  We managed without her though (as sad as it was), and still had a great time! πŸ™‚

Tables ready for our Italian feast!
April and Grandpa.
Uncle Denis and the boys making a snowman! We also had a lot of fun sledding. πŸ™‚
Playing Grandpa’s favorite game of Dominoes!
Aunty Esther & Uncle Joe against Uncle Josh & me. πŸ™‚
It was a hilarious game – at least Aunty & I thought so!
Alex kept exploring the Aunts’ bags. This time he found a phone! πŸ˜›
This is how a “Michael” eats braciole. πŸ™‚
Aunty Aleta has such a great laugh! I love hearing it. πŸ™‚
A selfie taken for Grandma! <3
Christiana playing. πŸ™‚
Pray for sweet little Sami if you think of it, he was recently diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
Denis gave some of the boys a lesson on how to massage. They practiced on Uncle Josh. =)
Aunty Stefanie drove all the way up after a full day of work at Mass General!!
Ashlyn & Alex – loving cousins!
Story time with Uncle Josh!
Everyone was given a sticky and on that sticky they had to write something (if money was not an obstacle) they would like to do for God, or a ministry they would financially aid, etc… Then the stickies were put in a basket and everyone drew a sticky, read it out loud, and guessed who wrote what. Denis stuck his sticky to his forehead. πŸ˜€
Someone got a bit carried away photographing Uncle Josh, so we put a few of them together like this. πŸ˜›
Focused Foosball players. πŸ™‚

It was a fantastic Christmas Eve, and though it was a bit sad when everyone else left, Uncle Denis decided to stay the night!

He became hair stylist Christmas morning!
Sunday smiles!

Hope you had a wonderful Holiday celebrating Jesus’s birth! We are so blessed to have Him in our lives.