Prepare yourself for LOTS of pictures! I'm going to do a few other posts about activities or events from Christmas, but this is the big overview of Dec 24-25.
The first big treat was having paw paw Rich (Patrick's dad) here from Oregon to visit for a week.
We invited over a few friebors (friends who also happen to be neighbors) to watch The First Noel. Seriously, the cutest Christmas movie EVER!
Mrs Salada frequently ends up reading to my girls....and others who come flocking.
We made a birthday cake for Jesus. My facebook friends assured me that it was not sacrilege to use a Devil's food cake mix for this project. Adeline did the decorating.
We opened our family gifts on Christmas Eve morning because we saw both families on Christmas Day, and we thought it would be present overload for our young ones. We were right...
Books and princess dresses (which a coworker gave me for FREE!) were favorites for Adeline.
Patrick made a video/picture montage for me from the past year. It was FABULOUS! I'll post it soon.
I made a scrapbook for him of all the races he's done (starting in 2007).
Our Christmas Eve service was wonderful yet again. I love our church. Really, really love it. I played my flute, and Patrick sang in the choir. He also sang in this men's quartet and did a Scripture reading.
Grandma and paw paw brought Aunt Lisa on Christmas morning.
This highchair matches their table/chairs/bench set that my parents gave them last year.
The staff workers at Lisa's house went above and beyond to make sure we had a nice Christmas together. The gifts they gave to each of us were so thoughtful. The highlight was tickets for Lisa, mom, and me to see The Sound of Music in the Fulton theatre the week after Christmas. I didn't take pictures the day of the show, so let me just say....IT WAS FABULOUS!!!! One of the best shows I've ever seen. It was fun to have a ladies' day out.
I also made a scrapbook for my dad of all the races he's done...
Melts my heart every time...
Books and puzzles....that's pretty much how we
Rohal roll around here. hee hee.
Then, late afternoon on Christmas, we went to Uncle Damien and Aunt Brooke's house. Patrick's uncle was in the hospital (and very sick), so his mother flew to Florida. We missed having her with us.
|Uncle Bobby, Aunt Jenny, and Mikey|
|A little jib jab to entertain everyone...|
|Uncle Damien soaking up the love.|
|Time to get in pj's for the drive home|
On Sunday, we headed to Pa after church.....more to come!