We kicked off our Christmas celebration at a family gathering at my mom's house with her side of the family. Bryan didn't make it to this get-together because he was in Seattle at a huge volleyball conference, but everyone else in the family was there so it was a great visit. The only bummer was we forgot to take a group picture! My mom and I couldn't believe we forgot to do that. Oh well...there's always next year. I also did a terrible job at taking pictures of everyone because I was too busy talking, as usual. Ha!
Birthday cake for Jesus.
One of my favorite people of all time...Lindsay and her sweet Parker.
Lindsay asked Bryce if he wanted a little brother. He said: No!
The kids put on a play for us, which they have been working on for a few months. The kids wrote the play and my mom helped them make their costumes. The play was about a sister and brother (Julie and Carson) making their Christmas lists. Julie decides to ask for a lemonade stand so she can raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to help find a cure for CF, which her brother has. ;) When Santa and the Elves learn of what she asked for they bring her a beautiful lemonade stand! The kids rounded out the play by singing us We Wish You A Merry Christmas. After the play the lemonade stand was open and "Julie", made $15.00! Not a bad haul for a lemonade stand that sells cups for $.25. The money will go towards 2014's Great Stride walk under our beloved team: Team Bryce Bryce Baby.
Julie and Carson making their Christmas lists (Jordyn and Bryce).
Saying their prayers on Christmas Eve.
Jingles and Tingles the Christmas Elves (Sydney and Lexi).
"Jolly" Old St. Nick (Marco)
Rudolph minus the red nose that fell off (Nadia)
Santa and the Elves leaving gifts.
The lemonade stand...to help e-LEMONate CF.
My mom made this using a doll carriage, boxes, and a table clothe.
It's super cute.