The Days Before Christmas

Robert was still having occasional coughing fits all weekend, so we layed low instead of enjoying the Christmas festivities. With everything going around right now, I didn’t want to get the stink eye from people wondering why I would expose everyone to our germs. I was a little bummed that we didn’t go to  a single “Christmas-y” event this month. No parties, no church event, no program, no sitting on Santa’s lap, nothing.

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We did venture out to church on Sunday morning. We decided to skip class though because of Robert’s lingering cough.

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We watched Christmas movies most nights and finished up Christmas shopping and wrapping.

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Chris even joined in our Christmas coloring sessions.

 

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I managed to cook a whole Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve. I had to take a picture to prove that I’m capable of such a feat :) It wasn’t a huge spread, but I made several things that I thought the kids would enjoy. I made a pork loin over mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, ambrosia salad, green bean casserole and rolls.

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We just snacked on popcorn while we watched movies and had leftovers for dinner. Our Christmas dessert was little cherry turnovers that we enjoyed while the kids decorated a gingerbread house.

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And here are the ornaments I got this year. I’m not sure how we didn’t already have a Lightening McQueen on the tree, but when I saw him, there was no question he would be perfect for a certain car lover in the family.

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I really wanted to find one with glasses for Clara but couldn’t find anything in the stores. With a little help from Google, I found this personalized one.

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I went ahead and ordered this one from the same place. I figured a smore’s-making family was a good fit for us.

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We brought home ice-skating Mickey and Minnie from Disneyland.

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I came across this cute snowflake art idea online a few days ago and it actually looked do-able for me so I grabbed the supplies and got to work. I love how it turned out. and it was super easy.

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