We were lucky this year to have family visit us again. It made Christmas feel like it kept on going. We had people to play with and talk with for a long time. Grandma and Grandpa Boivie were here the longest, Scott came for the Christmas weekend, Valerie was here for a few days over Christmas, and then Krista came this last weekend. So I guess now we should be fully back to normal and I should get some posts done. So here is a little of what we did together:
Christmas Eve - dinner with homemade mac&cheese, ham, cranberry sauce - Nativity acted out - PJs
Christmas Day - stockings - eggs and biscuits - church - presents - snacks and leftovers - games - naps
Pima Air & Space Museum - especially great for Rich to see a B-29 like his dad Carl (who Rand is named after) flew
Breakfast - Grandpa took us to Millie's Pancake House for lots of yummy food
Walks, movies, talking, games, puzzles, snowflakes, eating, family history, reading, shopping...We realized that even though we are so far away from all our family, we have been really lucky to be able to see our family quite a lot. And some of that is because they come to us even in the desert. We are glad we had Scott here for a few days and the boys still really love the superhero toys. Valerie was here a few more days and even found snow pants in Tucson - wow! And once we got enough layers to combat the cold air in the air mattress Grandma and Grandpa had a good stay. It was fun to watch the kids to different things and enjoy the time with family.