So we lived with my parents for two weeks. And it was a lot of fun. It was so great to soak up as much time with family as we possibly could before we moved halfway around the world where we know no one. Christmas was a blast!
On Christmas Eve we had our traditional soup for dinner, got new pajamas and read the scriptures and sang carols. Possibly my favorite part of the whole Christmas celebration. There is so much anticipation and excitement on Christmas Eve and at the same time it so wonderful to concentrate on the true meaning of Christmas that night.
A little glimpse of our Christmas Eve gathering:
Christmas Day did not disappoint. Tatum got the princesses she wished for and Declan got a little laptop. It's so fun to watch their excitement and see the magic in their eyes.
Declan's obsession with Papa was firmly established by Christmas. :)
Tatum loved her Anna dress and doll. Thanks Grandma Jennifer and Grandpa Rex!
The rest of the day we spent cooking yummy food, eating it, playing games and hanging out. It was a pretty good day. Grandma of course did a lot of cooking and baking but took a break to play some Frozen Spot It with Tatum.
Grandma and Papa gave Tatum Zingo! for Christmas and it was a huge hit. We play it nearly everyday and the lucky girl had a whole slew of people willing to entertain her on Christmas day.
It was strangely beautiful weather for Iowa so Brennan got to go try out his new frisbee set with Crystal and Rich.
We were supposed to do our final December project run in our prize tshirts, Brennan snapped this funny photo at the end of the day of me and my parents matching.
The rest of the pictures are random happenings from the rest of our stay with my parents.
Tatum was spoiled and Grandma let her ride this horse at the store.
We played lots of games. Some of which involved challenges like this: