Melodee and a Christmas gift - book! A gift from Abi to her.

Melodee and a Christmas gift – book! A gift from Abi to her.

Christmas 2012.

(Somehow Mellie’s picture is at the top of this post and I can’t fix it…)

Blogging it here redeems it for me as it wasn’t our usual experience and it would be easy to look back and feel like it was whisked away.

Our Christmas Day was a little different this year. There is a big change on the horizon for our family and that has definitely affected our holiday season.

Feasting Highlights:

Cinnamon Rolls

Scrambled Eggs

Clementines

Jar of Candy Canes: cherry and peppermint this year

Favorite Pork Roast

Steamed Green Beans

Cups of Home-Made Potato Soup

Big Platter of Festive Cookies the Children helped to bake.

A day spent in jammies, relaxing, playing Legos for hours, enjoying being together, opening gifts.

Some highlights in photos:

Abi working on her first sewing project.

Abi working on her first sewing project.

He is getting tall!

He is getting tall!

Abi and a hair brush that really works- from Micah.

Abi and a hair brush that really works- from Micah.

Perplexus- Love!

Perplexus- Love!

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This is how I found them on Christmas mornng. Huddled at the bottom of the stairs- waiting.

This is how I found them on Christmas mornng. Huddled at the bottom of the stairs- waiting.

Festive Table.

Festive Table.

Cookie Platter.

Cookie Platter.

Blessed Christmas 2012!