Norah added Mary and Joseph to the manger scene she made last year.
Avril made a Nativity from Legos.
I made one with items in our yard: moss for the roof and the bed and different pieces of quartz to represent the characters in the holy family.
The littles and I made a ton of ornaments.
Dwayne wore his ugly sweater to work on the last day before vacation.
Avril did most of the Advent reading each night, while Norah took on a more supportive roll.
Adele and Avril both knew the story so well by the end of the month that they were able to put on a puppet show for us.
The girls in their dresses.
Dwayne and I all decked out.
The girls in their new Christmas pajamas.
We woke up to a white Christmas. And the snow was still coming down as we woke up, had our coffee, and made breakfast, so it was just magical.
Norah and Adele snuggling on the couch Christmas morning
After we opened gifts and played a while, we made a big ham with sides and had Dwayne's brother, my sister-in-law, and their kids over for dinner, gifts, and then we all went to see a movie.
The day after Christmas (today), the girls are wearing pajamas my family sent and eating the last of the gingerbread Norah made yesterday.