Monday, January 16, 2012

Christmas Time

Christmas with the Carters. We had a great Christmas weekend with almost the whole Carter crew. Joel's mom and dad and sister arrived early Friday am. We had a restful day Friday and did a little shopping. Friday night we had a lovely dinner at Jim and Dottie's house with the Palmer Fam and Grandma Jean. Saturday (Christmas Eve) we ventured downtown and saw some sites, including the misshapen National Christmas tree, ice skating and hot chocolate made the day complete. That evening we all went separate ways and we the immediate Carter's had a yummy lasagna dinner and then went to church where Joel had a reading and did a fabulous job. Christmas we fun but busy. We started early with presents and stockings (Emmy had fun opening and sharing) Then off to church (I had nursery) then home to start the cooking. We hosted the whole crew (all 13) for a yummy Christmas Dinner. It was a great time with the family and we feel very blessed to have hosted some of the weekend!

Ice Skating in the sculpture garden

The National Christmas tree where we got to see Santa in his workshop
Christmas Eve service and family pictures!

Aunt Emily provided a warm coat and hat to match Emmy's Christmas Eve gown! Thanks Aunt Emily
Christmas morning opening presents
Loving on Grandpa
Thirteen people sitting down to eat Christmas Dinner!
Time with Grandma Jean
Dessert and PJs all day!
Patton (Aka Grandma) and Aunt Dorothy
One last visit with Grandma Jean

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