Saturday, February 4, 2012

February is a good time to post xmas pics!

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One of my favorite holiday traditions is Very Merry Day in Middlebury.  What a fun kick-off for the holiday season! Santa arrives on a fire truck.

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The Henry Sheldon museum has free admission to their train exhibit, plus an old fashioned xmas exhibit, the normal (wondeful) exhibits, punch and cookies, and crafts.

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Then free visits with Santa at the Community house.

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Gingerbread house making at the library!  (Besides seeing friends, this was Joseph’s favorite part of the day.  He worked on it for a very long time and did it almost all by himself!)

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Then we sold raffle tickets at the Festival of Wreathes fundraiser for Joseph’s school.  I didn’t get a very good picture, but he did awesome!

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The next day we got our tree!

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And did a little decorating Winking smile

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Our friend Jill organized a crafty get together where we made cinnamon dough ornaments,

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We also were able to keep up our tradition of traveling to NY to make cookies with Grandma, Amy, Jacob, Bri, and Amber.

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We LOVE this!

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They also loved painting ornaments!

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On Chritmas eve we partied at Grandma’s for her annual Christmas Eve get-together.

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Then I stayed up late wrapping and filling stockings.  It’s kind a like playing god.

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And then up bright and early for the excitement of Christmas!  We started by opening stockings and presents at our house.

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Then we headed to Grandpa and Grandma’s and started out with sticky buns and hot chocolate.

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Then we made them pose for some pictures

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And then they finally got to dig in

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After that we had a lazy morning playing with our new toys (including a new camera for me—thanks Brad and Grandmom!).  After a wonderful huge Christmas meal we head up to Lincoln for Christmas at the cabin.  By this time I was too tired to worry about pictures, but we had a wonderful time in Lincoln.  Actually we had such a great time we ended up staying for two nights!  I adore my family Winking smile

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice, thanks.

RB