December!

It’s been a busy month, as seems to be the case with most Decembers. Parties and decorations and making Christmas gifts. All such fun! So here are a few pictures that have captured our moments…

Ella helped me teach a cake decorating class during a creativity workshop at our church.

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Contrary to the photo, she happily passed out cupcakes to all the workshop participants. (She’s in a bit of a phase where she makes a silly face or frowns every time she sees a camera!)

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With our dear friend (and Ella’s godfather) Anton following the St Olaf Christmas Fest in early December. It never feels like the Christmas season until we go to Christmas Fest!

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When Sam first saw the decorated Christmas tree, he kept saying wow in the sweetest little whisper.

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Ella painted canvases for Christmas gifts.

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Sam painted a different canvas.

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Sam helped me deliver shoe boxes to the local drop off spot for Operation Christmas Child. Our boxes ended up going to children in the Dominican Republic!

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One of Ella’s dates with Daddy.

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Waiting at the clinic with his book.

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One of my favorite parts of getting ready for Christmas are the Christmas cards! And my little Santa mug, of course.

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He may need to go to Kenya with us. He’s just so jolly!

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A cup of hot chocolate, a Christmas dress, and the stage? This girl was in heaven.

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We weren’t sure we’d have a white Christmas, but the snow came eventually.

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Sam had the sweetest little playdate with his friends one morning after it snowed. This may be my new favorite winter photo!

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