Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas time

I haven't posted an update since Dec. 12th, but had a good excuse. Mike came home on Dec. 17th from Afghanistan and it has been the best (early) Christmas present for Millie and I!

We had the house and the tree all decorated before his arrival home.

Before we knew it, Christmas Eve was here! We decided to open some of our presents that night. Millie got lots of gifts from Oma and Opa, and Grandpa and Nana. Mike's parents (Grandpa and Lola) we here to spend the holiday with us too and so Millie was one lucky girl! Thank you all for some great gifts.

We gave Millie a Playmobil doll house and it came in this box all jumbled together.

I think Grandpa had the most fun assembling all the pieces together and about 3 hours later, it looked like this....

Then off to bed and hoping that Santa arrives during the night to eat his cookies and maybe leave some more presents for Christmas morning...

And, of course he came and we opened gifts and stockings.

Later that evening, we had a delicious dinner of goose with the family and our neighbor! Lola even bought us x-mas crackers and we had lots of fun pulling them apart, finding little trinkets inside and wearing the paper crowns.

We drove up to Snoqualmie Pass later in the week to go sledding but got some snow on Wednesday here in town! (It was so cold up there and Millie wound up with wet boots, so by the time I snapped this photo, we were ready for a warm drink and a heater!) Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

1 comment:

Gisela said...

Beautiful pics. So glad we got to see Millie opening her presents on Christmas morning. Next time you see your neighbor, tell her Hello from me. Happy New Year. Love, Oma and Opa