Thursday, March 10, 2016

Christmas 2015

Oh how I love the Christmas Holiday Season! And it just gets better every year with the kids.
We started off the season by going with Brittany and the Bergam's to Station Park in Farmington. They had Christmas decorations up, Santa came in on a firetruck, and a fountain show to Christmas music.
The kids LOVED the fountain show! It was their favorite part.
My cuties all ready for church.
I often found Johnny just laying next to the Christmas tree. 
Ephraim had a Christmas celebration that included a parade down Main Street and then activities at a building on Snow Campus. The kids made reindeer candy canes, went fishing for magnetic fish and got candy, and waved at Santa from a safe distance ;).
Cookie decorating at Grandma Smith's!
They also decorated cookies at Aunt Pasty's with Cole and Lola. Aunt Patsy had a little station set up for each kid with cookies and their own frosting and sprinkles. The kids LOVED it!
Some Christmas baking! Caramel corn, fudge, gingersnap cookies, and lemon bars!
New Christmas Jammies!
We spent the night Christmas Eve and Brittany's with Grandma and Grandpa Gilson. Grandma and Grandpa Smith came over in the morning to watch the kids open their gifts.
Christmas Afternoon, we went to Grandma and Grandpa Smith's with all of my siblings. We had a GREAT prime rib dinner and then we went to my parents' clubhouse where we played a super fun gift exchange game. Everyone brought about 2 presents each and we sat in a circle. Then we each took a turn guessing if the next card in a deck of cards would be red or black. If you guessed correctly, you got to choose a present to open. If you guessed incorrectly, your turn was over. We went around until all the presents were open and then did a couple rounds of stealing gifts. It was a lot of fun!
Merry Christmas from the Gilsons.

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