Dec 31, 2017

Christmas 2017

I can't even believe the holiday season is over...December seemed to fly by!
We had a WONDERFUL Christmas and am already sad to see my favorite holiday gone.  Here's a little recap of what we were up to!

Emma made a snack mix to give to her friends for Christmas...

Her cards she made were amazing!!!

On Saturday we had my mom and her husband over for supper.  I made chili and it was just such a nice relaxing evening!

Christmas Eve we got the most beautiful snow...we didn't get much, but it was beautiful and exactly what I was hoping for Christmas!

Emma made us a special breakfast...

We headed to Brad's sisters in the afternoon to celebrate.  Everyone brings appetizers and we just munch all afternoon.  

Our Christmas Cheer drink that we made was a huge hit!  We bought large square ice cube trays to use for the drink

We were home by 6:30 and enjoyed our evening opening gifts with the girls ( mom and dad got SPOILED!!!) and grazing on more appetizers.  We finished the night watching "Christmas Vacation" for the last time this year.  I thought Emma was going to cry, haha!!  The girls always sleep in Rachel's room on Christmas Eve, they watch movies and I love this tradition they have!

Even Maci was wiped...

Christmas morning was more gifts, mass and then to the farm to spend the day. My favorite part of the day was when we all sat down to go over our goals for 2018.  I found a fun printable that had you fill out your favorite memories from 2017, and different things you want to accomplish in 2018.  It was so fun to hear what everyone's goals are.  I must say that everyone put a lot of thought into it and we look forward to doing this every Christmas!

Brad and I both had Tuesday off which so nice to just relax after a few busy days.  Emma attempted to teach us how to do calligraphy.  Lets just say it didn't go well.  Brad's paper says "Emma sucks", but it looks like "Emma ducks", lol!!!

Brad and Rick took the two little to see the latest Star Wars movie, she loved it!

This weekend has been glorious, yesterday I took all the Christmas decor down and cleaned the house from top to bottom.  Today is just a relax kind of day.  The house is clean, laundry is done, meals are planned and groceries are bought.
I will say that 2017 has not been my favorite year, but I know that it can only get better from here.  I am excited to see what is in store for our family!

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Julie @ Just the Joy's said...

Love all the goodies Emma made! Sounds like a perfect family Christmas!

Ellen Ross | Ask Away Blog said...

Looks like it was an amazing holiday <3