Once we began unpacking all of the Christmas stuff, the kids had so much fun!! There was no stopping their imaginations!! Who needs a Christmas elf when you can have a Christmas knight?!
Grant, our little Christmas Indian!!
Wade was just amazing. He hung wreaths. He took care of the Christmas tree. He handled boxes and lights and ribbons and garland, all without a word of complaint. And when we ran out of Christmas lights for the roof, he volunteered to make a trip BACK to Lowe's to pick up more so we could get it set up just right!! Wadie, who needs presents?? You are so much more of a gift than we could ever deserve!!
We called everyone outside and the kids and I stood on the street as Wade plugged in our roof lights for the big reveal!!! Here is the before:
And the after!!!!!!!!!!! Yayyyyyyy, this made me SO HAPPY!!!!
I can't tell you how often I thought about the verses in Matthew when I looked at our lights in the dark, the verses that say, "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and hide it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light so shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify Your Father in heaven." Yessss!! I want to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world and to glorify my Father in heaven!!
Hahaha, GRANT!! We went inside and began decorating our tree!!
Look at those, Hezzy!! 2 years later and still going strong, ha!!
We weren't totally finished, but close enough, ha!! At this point, we were all tuckered out. We shut off the music, let the fire die down, and got in bed..
...only to wake up to Snowmen Pancakes in the morning!!!!!
The kids got to make and decorate their pancakes.. and let me just tell you, that powdered sugar snow was a HIT! Ha!!
And what goes with snowmen?? Why, hot chocolate, of course!! And Van was fancy and added in a candy cane. ;))
Best little Christmas buddies.
Such sweet, sweet memories with my sweet, sweet family!!