Christmas Day 2015

On Christmas Eve Nadia asked if we could wake up early for Christmas. I said, “Sure, what time?” She said, “How about 8? I will set my alarm and wake everyone up.” That made smile and think about our homeschool perks. But when she went to tell Amelie is was time to get up, Amelie popped up so fast she hit her face on her bunk bed and started a massive nose bleed! I didn’t see it because Mike took care of it, but he said it was a lot! Later I found tons of bloody tissues in the upstairs bathrooms and Nadia told me she had tried to help Amelie before they came to get us. Once that was taken care of there was lots of excitement with the present opening.

Amazing presents from our neighbors. Bladebuilders and interactive Yoda.

After all the presents were opened I made homemade waffles for breakfast.

Then while I got to work on lunch the girls headed out for a Nerf war because it was almost 80 degrees!

Grandma Linda came over for lunch.

After taking Grandma back to the nursing home we went to visit with Grammie.

This was Nadia’s gift to me <3

Christmas Eve 2015

Candlelight Service at church.

Nonnie reading Polar Express via Skype. They were cracking up at her sound effects which was adorable.

The girls made Ninja Sugar Cookies for Santa this year.

Opening their Christmas Eve gift. They all got a Boogie Board which is a weird name for an updated type of magnadoodle that uses e ink instead of magnets. They are always drawing in the car so I thought this would be easier to carry around.

Santa responded to their note before enjoying his snacks.

Ready for Christmas morning.

Interlochen 2015

Every year we go and drive through Interlochen to see their light display. And every year I take a photo at this house and this year it was a little different with the Penguin as the conductor instead on an elf.

This house always features Santa and the trailer. The addition this year was the man and woman mannequins.

We got a kick out of this guys light up belly!

Star Wars forever!