This Christmas things didn't go exactly as planned, however I think it will forever remain one of our best Christmases ever!
Christmas Eve it started to sleet a bit in the morning. My hubby's sister and her kids came in from Austin, TX and we had planned to go over to his mom's house where they were all staying. We saw that the weather was getting pretty rough and we thought it would be best to head over to my MIL's house before it got too bad. We left home around 10:30am and drove over to her house in MWC. It was sleeting all the way over. About an hour after we arrived the snow hit.
We knew that there was going to be snow, but there was conflicting information on just HOW MUCH snow. At first they said "flurries" then later in the week they said "1-2 inches", then they were reporting 4-7 inches. We ended up getting a total of 14.1 inches (an all time record) and it was a blizzard!
So, the kids began to get cabin fever so it was time to decorate the cookies. We had a blast doing that. The kids seemed to really like it. My hubby started filtering pizzas in and out of the oven. We had our pizza, then my MIL baked a cake. We have a tradition to bake a cake and sing happy birthday to Jesus after we read the story of His birth out of the bible. This year I got to read the story from the bible. Each one of the children holds a piece of the nativity set and moves it into the manger as we get to their part of the story. They love this and look forward to it every year.
After that we ate cake, had hot cider and my MIL made snow ice cream (we stayed clear from any yellow snow!) We were all pretty exhausted and headed off to our various corners of the house to go to sleep.
After breakfast we decided to venture home. The roads were scary, but with my husbands excellent driving and his 4WD truck, we made it just fine. The kids opened their presents and we started to prepare dinner for family. The family came over to our house for Christmas dinner.
The day after Christmas we went back to my MIL's house and we all went sledding. Once every few years I decide to pull the stick out of my rear end and have fun. I'm so thankful I did, because I felt like such a kid sledding and playing in the snow. I can't remember the last time I had that much fun. I laughed until my side hurt.
My hubby sledding!
My nephew and I in a snowball fight