Happy New Year! Here’s our Christmas and New Years celebrations at a glance.
(if you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen a lot of these already)
This was Christmas morning after opening presents. I used Janelle’s Homemade Cinnamon Roll recipe – yum!
Then we went to my sister Jen’s house to celebrate with my family.
Alex took a photo from up above of our family eating dinner.
I am sitting next to my mother and father and across from my sisters and their husbands.
The cousins ate out in the kitchen (2 are missing- probably sneaking into the cookies. lol!).
My brother-in-law read the story of Jesus’ birth from Luke 2 and then the musical ones in the family played for us.
Lexi forgot her piano music and had to play from memory. She was bummed.
–then we opened presents.
The day after Christmas, we celebrated with my husband’s family.
My sister-in-law made a huge dinner for 20+ and we had a nice evening visiting with Keith’s family at his brother’s home.
For New Year’s Eve, we used a family recipe for our sauerkraut and cabbage rolls. This has been our new years dinner tradition – since before I was born!!!!
I’m passing it on to my daughter!
The dining room table was set!
The kids table was set too! (I was reusing some 2013 decorations.)
After dinner we did a family tradition. We opened an old time capsule from 2006 and pulled out all the items and enjoyed a walk down memory lane.
Then we passed around a new time capsule (a Quaker Oats can that I will label 2013) and each person in attendance (17 of us) put something in the capsule that represented their year.
It was a very hard year and we shed a lot of tears together as 3 obituaries were placed in the capsule in remembrence of the loss of my Aunt to cancer, and both of my grandmother’s. It’s been a hard year of loss for my family.
But I am so very grateful for my sisters and family that I get to go into 2014 with!
My family went into the new year with a BANG! We did a little target practicing Thursday…
And that’s my week at a glance!
Can’t wait to post the Book Club Reading Schedule next week!
Until then have a great weekend and–
Walk with the King,