Here's a brief recap of the past three weeks.
First, we started off with a banger of a stomach flu. What made it even more fun is that we were supposed to be getting ready to go to California the next week and finish up Christmas stuff. Let's just say that a lot of Christmas shopping happened in California and so far this is the first year we've never put up Christmas lights. We did manage to get a Christmas tree though, and only because our neighbors graciously let us have one from their plot. The Christmas tree selection committee finished in record time, as it only consisted of Andrew, Daniel and Jacob. They were the only ones well enough at home to get it.
Here's Daniel the next day putting on Christmas tree lights. By that time Andrew had succumbed to the flu. And as I stated in our Christmas letter, the background sounds did NOT consist of softly playing Christmas music.
We also celebrated Tyler's 20th birthday. The offspring went and saw Voyage of the Dawn Treader in theaters to celebrate. We also gave Tyler a Settlers of Catan extension pack and played that in the evening.
Can't remember for the life of me what this is. I'm thinking a dress shirt?
The next week we headed to Sacramento and the Bay area to visit family and friends. One of our favorite-est places to stop on the way and let people stretch their legs is the Mt. Shasta Fish Hatchery. When we drove back home there was about 10 inches of snow everywhere.
Here we are having a A Week Early Christmas Dinner with our grandparents. Starting with Grandma and going clockwise around the circle, we have Grandma, Sara, Tyler, Scott, Jacob (doing his Ironman look), Grandpa, Andrew, Daniel, Mums, and Father.
To be continued, cause it's bed time!