Christmas Gratitude

Last weekend marked our one year anniversary of moving to Rock Hill and our second ChristmasVille! We started our Christmas festivities by going to the Christmas tree farm Friday afternoon to get our Christmas tree. The weather was much nicer this year- pleasant and sunny. We really had fun choosing the perfect tree and cutting it down. Friday night we had the Rock Hill Christmas Parade. We bundled up and I packed snacks and thermoses of hot chocolate. After the parade, Grammy and Pop-Pop arrived with Owen and Hayden in tow! What fun we had with our cousins! Saturday we spent the morning enjoying Christmasville festivities- we made crafts in Santa's workshop, played mini golf, watched a dog show, rode a trolley, and roasted marshmallows. After lunch the three big cousins- Hayden, Caleb and Noah- played outside while we decorated the outside of the house. We enjoyed a nice dinner and then went back up to Christmasville to look at all the lights! We walked up and down Main Street checking out the lights, voted on our favorite gingerbread house and played a little freeze tag. Sunday Grammy, Pop, Hayden and Owen had to head home. But after church, we decorated our Christmas tree. I made our usual fare of pigs in a blanket and sausage balls and cookies which we ate while we hung ornaments on the tree. It was such a wonderful weekend filled with much, much to be grateful for.

401. wagon riders

402. bright skies
403. snuggled up in the wagon

404. my best girlfriend

405. all decked out in christmas finery

406. many helpers

406. my strong men with their kill

407. fun on a mound of mulch
408. caleb- "these trees are too small mommy"- a son after my own heart
409. my two biggest boys pulling the wagon
410. siah waving at every float

411. all bundled up

412. a shooting star
413. small town fun
414. her sweet disposition

415. best friends

416. looks of glee
417. the five with their christmas buddies

418. a sticky mess

419. history
420. grammy love

421. hanging lights

422. a sleepover

423. all of the ornaments hung in one spot

424. our christmas tree

425. a sixth stocking hung with care


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