We have had such a great December setting up for Christmas, going to Christmas parties, spending time with friends and remembering Christ our Savior!!!! Here's some pics from December leading up to Christmas....
Jacob and Jackson helped me decorate this year....it was fun until they decided to set out every single thing from the box and make a mess everywhere! Oh well....it's Christmas!
Decorating their little tree with Daddy!
I somehow lost our nativity last year and seeing as it's the most important thing to remember for Christmas, I was on a hunt to find a new, not ugly, nativity for this year! Some friends saw my plea on Facebook for one and he had gone to Israel and brought home years ago a couple of these nativity sets to give to friends and family....and had one extra!!!! So thankful for the Seehusens and their kindness to give us this real, handmade nativity all the way from Israel!! It was put in the perfect spot this year to display Christ's birth.
Jacob dressed himself so he would look like Santa- red and white. =)
Decorating the big tree!
love this one!
For Master's Kids, they visited a Sr. Center and sang Christmas carols and handed out a wreath they made to an elderly person. Jacob did surprisingly good speaking with the older folks!
Davy and Jacob preparing to sing carols at the Sr. Center.
Every year, Regency Lighting has a Christmas party at Corbin Bowl and Santa shows up there. Jacob informed me this year that the Santa at the bowling alley is the REAL Santa and the ones at the mall are all fake. So, in order to see Santa, he had to write his Christmas list to hand to him that night! Here's his list.... the last item says, "love for God". Mommy and Daddy helped with that one. =) That's what we want him to have most!!
At Daddy's Christmas party....
Showing Santa his list. He was very serious to make sure Santa understood everything that was written on it. Later, Jacob asked me, "Isn't Santa old? Because the one at the bowling alley didn't look old." haha!
Jackson wasn't scared of Santa either!
The same week, we had a Christmas party at our house with 20 co-workers from Regency. We ordered Stonefire, so dinner was easy! Lots of fun, presents given, food eaten and we ended the night by looking at Christmas lights. The boys helped me make these Christmas trees this year for the party. Thank you Pinterest!
Jeremy and the gang
Our cute little Santas....=)
Each year at our church, they put a list of the people who are elderly and don't have family or the ability to get out and go to church "shut-ins" and give addresses to send Christmas cards. We want our boys knowing one of the most important things of Christmas (and any other time!) is giving and caring for other people. Here, the boys are making cards to mail to the shut-ins. Jacob also made a card on his own initiative and wanted to take it over to our elderly neighbor! She was so blessed! Such a caring heart!
I held a High School girls baking day at our house too! (This is why the blog has not been updated...on top of being pregnant!!) We made oreo truffles, decorated sugar cookies and dipped choc pretzels and decorated them. We had a great time having fun, making a mess and eating! The staff are below and students above! You can definitely see the belly in this pic..... must have been the way I was sitting because it was not this big! =)
Finally, before my family came for the week, we had the Hayes' over for lunch and to do a craft and spend time together rather than swap gifts. The kids had fun making green Christmas trees and just hanging out! We love the time we can spend with them and wish it was more! The boys LOVE Cami and Laney and their girls love our boys too!
That's the end of the festivities before my parent's arrived and actual Christmas day!!!! =) So much fun!