Christmas felt really different this year because of being pregnant and hyper-sensitive. I watched our Christmas Eve service online, rather than attending and that was really different. I didn't do a lot of the prep I usually do and now the trees and decorations will stay up until after the baby is born and my hands can handle touching that prickly stuff (or until someone else volunteers to do it). It was a decent Christmas, though. We had our family Christmas on Christmas Eve and the kids had a lot of fun. They got much LEGO this year, which they love. It's always fun to get to sleep on the floor by the Christmas tree, too.
Our annual family Christmas photo
On Christmas Day, we hosted Jason's family plus one other and had a good day. I made turkey and stuffing and others supplied the rest. It was hard on my poor feet and I did wear shorts but everyone else seemed to think it was cold. It was a good day of family and games and celebrating Jesus' birth.
Nana's tradition of "re-enacting" the Christmas story with the grandkids.
On the 27th, we headed up to see my family. It was hard being at Mom & Dad's place because it was always so warm with so many people in it. However, I didn't have to cook and the bedroom we stayed in was wonderfully cool so I actually got to sleep in a bed! It was good to be home because everyone was actually there this year. It's been a couple of years since we've all been home for Christmas and my brother came in from overseas so I really didn't want to miss it!
The entire gang - all 24 of us (and 2 on the way!)
However, now we're home and I'm just refusing to leave my house unless I have to. Hopefully this baby comes soon but I really need to focus on something else! I guess this has just been a little update of our Christmas and no, I don't have the rest of June's photos ready since my hands have not been co-operating!
Until next time...