We started out the month with a week watching my youngest sisters kids. We had so much fun!
The kids loved holding Stella the chicken who comes running to be held when anyone comes outside.
This kid has caught the reading bug. He stays up late reading and comes down in the morning with a book too. I was the same way so it makes my heart happy.
A visit to see Santa at the Springville library.
Going through of a list of requests.
Grandma and Grandpa Wright came home from their 18 month mission at BYU-Hawaii! We got up really early to make sure they had a warm welcome when they got off the plane (since the weather outside was anything but!). It has been so much fun to have them home and we are so grateful for their service.
Geoff put together another Lego Robotics club for the 4th grade. The culmination was a competition where they programmed their cars to make it through a maze as well as a race with against another team to collect ping pong balls and transport them to a home base. It was so much fun to see what the kids had learned put into action and to see the look of concentration on their faces.
Gingerbread house decorating with Grandma and Grandpa and cousin Colette, then a trip to see the Festival of Lights in Spanish Fork.
All the girls went and got our nails done a couple days before Christmas. Kate had never had it done before. Look at that smile!
Sugar cookie decorating of course!
Our Christmas Eve smorgasborg of “Favorites” with all the family in town. It’s a ridiculous amount of delicious food.
Opening Christmas pjs sewn by yours truly on Christmas Eve after a games, a Nativity reenactment and testimony sharing.
Christmas morning. Santa fulfilled all of Kate’s dreams and brought her an Elsa dress and makeup.
Isaac is such a sweet big brother to Kate. He took her down the hill sledding and even pulled her up on the sled for an hour or more.
The sledding crew.
I sewed mermaid tails for the two girls for Christmas and they have been loved and adored ever since. Now we just need to get them in some water.
Lucy sewed bowties for Geoff and Isaac for her Christmas present to them (we’ll revise that pattern a little bit the next time around) and Lucy is wearing an infinity scarf that I made for her. We love a homemade Christmas!
New Years Eve was spent with some of our dear friends and their families playing games, eating food and having Just Dance competitions.
We got home just before midnight to watch the ball drop as a family and bang pots and pans.
We’ve had such a wonderful year as a family and feel so grateful and blessed for the health and safety we have had and for the things we’ve been able to see and do. As clients, friends and soon to be friends, thank you for allowing me to document your life and/or help design for your business. I look forward to doing much more of that and spending time with my family in 2015. Happy New Year!