I was able to go to Sabrina's class and help her make a gingerbread house since my classes were finished before the kids' school got out for vacation. She is very proud of her creation.
I tried to keep our same traditions, even with my crazy December schedule with finals and everything. The one tradition I did get a photo of is our silly socks. We wear them on Christmas.
We went to a ward Christmas party with a sing-along and Santa (and no camera), but that was the only party. Christmas morning the kids and I opened our presents to each other and then we headed over to my parents' house where all my siblings and their families came to celebrate...all except my sis Tiff and her husband Adam who live in Georgia and got to spend it with his family. (We miss you guys!) I only snapped a few photos with the draining battery. Gotta get photos of everyone I didn't get on Christmas!
This is my niece Aileah. It was so cute to hear her say, "Thank you" after opening each gift.
Here is Alex playing pool with his uncles. That little guy at the bottom of the pic is my nephew Avi and this is sadly the only photo I have of him from Christmas. I didn't even get a single one of his brother.
Sabrina played ping-pong with me off and on, but got tired of standing, so she played sitting down. Didn't work so well!
Elisa decided to get in on a pool game. She had played ping-pong with me, my sister Heather and my sister Sheri for a while too.
Today I found some batteries so I put them in the camera and decided to take a photo of the party at my house.
Oh, yeah. It's just me here alone.
I was grateful for this time after finals when my mind was clear and relaxed to reflect on our Savior's birth and life, and the miracle of all that the atonement means for me. I hope everyone has a good time bringing in a new year with renewed hope.