IMG_0322When we went to bed on Christmas Eve, the world was brown and plain; when we woke up on Christmas morning, the world was white and magical. It was also cold as gee-whiz golly, so I chose not to brave the wind and cold to hunt for magical snow pictures. So instead of beautiful snow scenes, I offer pictures of our Christmas activities…and perhaps a few shots of the snow. IMG_0248
Looking through the front door to the outside lights in the snow. IMG_0252
Looking out the back door at the snow. IMG_0257IMG_0266
The tree and presents before the assault on the packages. IMG_0290
Mari checks out the aftermath of the gift-opening. IMG_0327
The stockings are emptied. IMG_0346
Ben, Maya, and their dog Harper play in the snow. IMG_0367
Peaches wasn’t sure about the strange dog-Harper-and extra people in her house, so she took refuge up high so she could survey the situation. IMG_0381
Bill, Maya, Erin, AJ, Ben, Colten, Caroline, and Neil chowed down on Christmas dinner. I’m not in the picture, but my plate of food is! IMG_0383
And after dinner, AJ’s disease- you know the one; after his tummy is full, his eyes close- hit him and his dad. IMG_0387
We ended the evening with the card game of Wizard, which brought out the vicious competitor in all of us. Maya was the big winner-twice. IMG_0398
I think everyone had a good time, but I know Bill and I did. IMG_0412
My almost antique nativity set, bought by me at Boring’s Variety Store in Rosenberg when I was about seven years old, and which has been displayed every Christmas since. To paraphrase Tiny Tim, God did indeed bless us all.