Thursday, December 29, 2011

December with the Peterson's

 December was so busy but I will try my best to take you through our crazy month.  We started the month of with a date night just Micah and I.  It was his company Christmas party.  It was a nice meal and fun to be out before the craziness started.

Next we headed to Moncton to visit our friends and see them preform in The Nativity.  We decided to take Eben with us.  We took him out for a healthy supper of French fries at Wedneys where he told us "thanks for bringing me on this date daddy I'm having so much fun".  

He loves French fries and root beer!

 Back at the house (Nannie and Papa's house that is) the kids helped papa get the Christmas tree in, put on the lights and add some decorations to it.

The same day we got a very BIG package from Korea!!!  We were so excited to open it and find gifts from our friend Sera!!!  Here is Eben with his package.

What would December be without decorating Christmas cookies.  Here I caught all three of them licking the frosting.

Here are some of the delicious cookies we made for a Christmas potluck.  I didn't have any helpers with frosting these ones. 

Just last week we packed up our storage unit and moved into our new house in SJ.  We had lots of great help which made the move go so quickly.  We weren't in the house 2 days and Micah had the tree all set up and decorated.  Here are the kids helping daddy get our tree set up.

I didn't get a before picture so we will have to use the after Christmas photo.  But here is our tree all decorated in our new place.  If we are going to continue getting BIG trees I will need to get more ornaments.  

On Christmas eve Micah gave a gift to our family to open.  He had gone out and bought the Play mobile nativity set.  We used it to act out the story of Mary and Joseph with the kids.  We all really loved it.  It makes a beautiful decoration that the kids can play with it every Christmas. 

Christmas morning the kids woke up bright and early (8:00 am hehe).  So we started the morning with a delicious tea ring (its like cinnamon buns) and we read the birth of Jesus from Eben's bible before we dug into any Christmas gifts.  I love waking up and focusing on the reason and the real gift!!! 

 Here we are opening our presents from Sera!!  These pictures are just for you Sera.   We love you so much.

Here is Jaelyn's big present she got.  My dad did a great job putting it all together and my mother equipped it with pots, pans and lots of wooden food.  

Her and Eben have both been enjoying it and spending lots of time playing with it. 

That afternoon we enjoyed a delicious turkey supper complete with Christmas crackers (that is why we all have crowns on) and sparkling juice. 

Since I took all the pictures I thought I would take one of myself. hehe

Here are my awesome parents who spent Christmas with us.  Thanks Nana and Grampie clause for all the presents!


Geniève said...

Great update :) Can't wait to see more pics of your house!

Joanie said...

What a fun month you've had. Yes, looking forward to seeing more house photos displaying your home decorating skills.