Christmas Moments

Merry Christmas a few days too late! πŸ™ŠπŸ˜

Last Thursday we went to Granny’s Christmas party.
Looking at Granny’s slideshow.
Friday night (don’t ask why) we opened gifts from we sibs… We drew names earlier this month. πŸ™‚
Aren’t they cute?😍
April got a doll.
Alex (unknowingly haha) was the one who had April.
Josh. Notice his already puckering face at the sight of Jolly Ranchers and Sour-patch Kids.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‹
Joseph was glad I’d found caramel M&Ms lol. πŸ˜€
Dad & Mom.
Denis joined us for Sunday afternoon and Monday!
Alyssa & I making calzones.
Joseph did Denis’ photo shoot, which turned out pretty great!
Dad preached Christmas Eve.
Our attempts at singing were not stellar.
That night we had a blast playing Apples to Apples with Denis!
Yikes!
After we were done playing, Joseph & Denis went crazy. #causingwaytoomuchlaughter
Let it snow!
Christmas morning we opened gifts from Dad & Mom.
Joseph’s new book, “How to Win Friends & Influence People,” looked interesting to more people than himself!
Alex.
Julie’s book got the most attention though – all 5 oldest have read it already!
Smiles ready to go outside!
It was beautiful when we went out!
Andrew and Denis.
Ahhhhhhh…πŸ‚β˜ƒβ„πŸ˜Œ
Alex is obsessed with cars, but especially “Uncle’s bruum, bruum.” And this time he asked to be held so he could look out the window and stare at Denis’ mustang!β€πŸ˜‚
Time for Monopoly.
The players.
Festivities included a candy fest, as well as our traditional Italian meal. πŸ˜€
We always end up in the studio. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

That sums up our time celebrating Jesus’ Birthday. I hope yours was just as blessed! -Abbie

β€œIn this was manifested the love of God toward us,
because that God sent his only begotten Son into the
world, that we might live through him.” (1 John 4:9)