I'm thinking I may never catch up, but here is what went on in December, minus Christmas. That will have to be a separate post because I have not even gotten Christmas pictures off my phone yet!
December started out with putting up the Christmas tree! We were still living with the Reeds while our house was being renovated, so we put up their tree. The boys had fun going through all their very many ornaments!
Both boys did Santa's workshop at school in early December where they packed snacks and food for those kids that are less fortunate. I love this day at school and volunteer every year! I just think it's such a good reminder for our kids to know and understand that some kids can't just run to the pantry and eat whatever they want whenever they want, and that some kids' only meal is their hot meal they get at lunch at school. This just blows their minds!
Maybe the most memorable part of December this year was the most unexpected snow day! We had not gotten snow like that in SO long and it came on a Friday and we were all just able to enjoy it. It was so pretty and was the best snow for building a snowman!
We also went to our annual gingerbread house decorating party at the Bridges house. My kids LOVE this event each year and it's been so neat to see how it has evolved over the years. We started with only 4 kids that were maybe 3 or 4 years old, and now it's grown to be a big group and there's a lot less decorating these days and a lot more football playing in the yard...but still a great time by the mamas and the kids!