Before Christmas, we found a few fun things to do, of course!
Marin and I made cookies and went a little crazy decorating them. Aren't they just so vibrant and wonderful though? They really turned out super cute, and Marin did a great job. We roped daddy into helping pass them out to our neighbors while I was at work.
And, we found a Groupon for a great deal on a membership to the planetarium. So, we bought it! It was nice to take the kids out of the house, and have a place to go now. We saw their Christmas movie in the movie dome, and Owen was mesmerized, it was super cute.
The ball maze.
Marin on the moon....
....and Marin on Mars.
Our ward had our Christmas party at the Stake Center, and it was a good thing since it was a HOPPIN party! We had a great potluck breakfast, and the kids got to sit with Santa and Mrs. Claus (we loved having Mr. Claus there, she was a huge help with the little ones).
Marin with her little Primary friends.
Kristoffer doing some networking.
Christmas Eve, we went to Ikea, had lunch at Culvers, and picked up a few things at Winco, and look our sweet, sleeping babes. Just so cute!
Christmas Eve, after Santa came. So pretty!
We had a perfect Christmas Eve together as a family. We tried reading the story of Christ's birth in Luke...that didn't last long. So then we watched the Nativity story on lds.org, which was perfect. It brought such a wonderful spirit. And then Marin and I made monkey bread for Santa...which, by request, is going to be a new tradition.
I was so happy to spend that time with my own little family. I love building new traditions with just us, and watching our children grow each year!