Our office lunch was the beginning of the week long splurge as I devoured my main course and this cheesecake topped with apple pie!!
We hooked up for some McJanac fun with our friends the McBerty’s for our annual ringing of the bell.
Typically the Salvation Army request a two our commitment so it has worked nicely to split with our besties and have the boys take a shift and the girls take a shift. The girls typically are a little more festive with some singing and typically they bring in the cash!
In 2016 Jordan and I really tried to have a monthly date night but with our fall birthday marathon we had not hooked up in months. We splurged and had a fun dinner at a fancy restaurant.
Which we officially made 10 batches of the week leading up to Christmas! We delivered lots of these goodies to friends and family and may or may not have eaten our share.
Christmas haircuts were on the agenda for both Carly Jo and Dillon as well as eye appointments. Had Santa known the dough that would be dropped on new glasses there may have been fewer packages! eek!
I spent a few hours helping this guy finish up his Christmas list. He may have opened every duck call in Gander Mountain to blow it.
I actually was able to snap a picture with Keith’s dad and stepmom which I do not always remember to do!
Fifteen of the twenty-three cousins were present which did include the youngest, Jubilee Joy, who is 5 weeks old. Dillon is like the little baby whisperer and I’m always happy he’s willing to comply when we toss a newborn his way.
William loved Dillon and thought he was hilarious; especially since Dillon was feeding him fruit rollups.
I seriously cannot believe this girl is going to be the big 4-0 in just a few weeks! I met Heather when she was 20 and then Keith and I introduced her to his cousin and we all got married just a few weeks apart. Nothing like turning a bestie into kinfolk!
My favorite night when all is calm and all is bright! Well, kind of….Dutch was not impressed when Santa arrived at midnight and I was a little afraid the entire house had been awakened.
On to Kielman Christmas and it was like 80 degrees. You would think the little kids would be the issue but as you can clearly see it was the big kids, two of MY big kids, who were causing us to take
At least there was some cooperation for a quick picture with Nana.