Fall 2014

Fall 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

A Very Cain Christmas

This year was the very first year we spent Christmas at home - it was wonderful!  Typically we spend Christmas Eve at home and then hit the road to see various family, also fun, but logistically difficult. Our big move made us want to stick close to home this year, so we invited Meme to spend the week of Christmas with us and the Cains to join us as we hosted Christmas day.  Aunt Betty and Uncle Chip dropped by too and it was a grand time!  Best Christmas yet!

Catherine Ellis was out of school the week of Christmas so she and Meme got to spend good quality time together working on fun projects - one of which was prepping for her role as a cow in the Christmas Eve pageant at church.  Meme is much craftier than I, but even with that, we're not master crafters.  A dear friend loaned me black felt and encouraged me to try the homemade route for her costume.  So crafty we got!  We did pretty well huh?

Caroline was a star and it just so happened that their were stars from the year before that we borrowed that fit the bill.  She and MB were the cutest stars out there!

The Christmas pageant is always a wonderful, chaotic time, but one that I look forward to each and every year.  They never disappoint.

We came home, ate dinner and made some yummy treats for Santa!  The girls were so excited about Christmas morning and ready to go to sleep so they could wake up and see what was left.  They get three gifts each - which is perfect since they have so many people that love them and spoil them rotten!.  They were thrilled they got everything they asked for (Santa was really listening this year).

Ready to go scootin'

Caroline's letter to Santa ... hahahaha

Santa even brought Meme a gift!

Santa must have liked his snack

The Cains joined us for Christmas lunch - I loved hosting - we're so thankful to have a home large enough now to host everyone.  It was a great blessing to all be able to sit at the same table and celebrate.  Aunt B and Uncle C stopped in for dessert and more present opening - it was a wild and fun time, that's for sure.

 Sweet Meme and her girls

 Christmas morning (pre-shower) family pic

 Mama was ready to scoot!

 Our first Christmas celebration in the new house

 Singing happy birthday to Jesus

The girls had more toys than they knew what to do with - it was super fun watching them get so excited about each gift.  It was a wonderful, peaceful, low-key Christmas with family. We are so thankful for the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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