December Catch Up


Is it bad that I JUST TODAY uploaded my pictures from December from my camera?  Please lie and say it’s fine!  Happens all the time!


So…ahem…here’s what we did in December!

Every year we make a gingerbread house.  This year was no exception.

Daddy making gingerbread 2011

Making the gingerbread house 2011

Gingerbread house 2011

We did add one  two things.  First was our friend Lavender joined us for the candy placing.  And this year we had extra frosting on hand.  And we did the best thing we could with it.

Ida Frosting 2011

Pirate Frosting Dec 2011

Professor Frosting 2011

Butterfly Frosting Dec 2011


Then there was the trip to the Washington DC Temple to see the lights.  Twice. Because I forgot my camera the first time.

Family DC Temple Dec 2011

Christus Dec 2011

Paper Stars at Temple 2011

Nativity Dec 2011

DC Temple Dec 2011

Kids DC Temple Dec 2011

And the great hunt for the missing glove.

Christmas Eve brought us Chinese food. So naturally, Santa got a fortune cookie for his cookie plate.


(Which said, “You will make many changes before settling satisfactorily.” I thought that was very fitting.)


Christmas was a blast!



And on Sunday!  So the kids looked so so cute in the afternoon!


But before that, there were presents to open.


And bikes to ride in the house.

Bike Riding Christmas 2011

And we always go to Mt. Vernon the week between Christmas and New Year’s.  We saw the sights:

The house.

Mt Vernon Gingerbread House 2011

Mt Vernon Statues Dec 2011

The Gingerbread House.

Mt Vernon Gingerbread House 2011

The River.

Mt Vernon Dec 2011

Pullies Mt Vernon 2011

River contimplation Dec 2011

The Gardens.

Climbing Fences Dec 2011

The Pardoned Turkey from Thanksgiving. (Professor just laughed and laughed when the turkey gobbled.)

Pardoned Turkey 2011

Aladdin the Camel. (Which Professor kept a HUGE berth around. I guess camels are “scary”.)

Aladdin the Camel Dec 2011

A Distant Relative (aka my Great Aunt!).

Me and Great Aunt B Dec 2011

So in answer to my above question, it IS okay that I just uploaded my pictures. And it IS okay that it took me 2 days to do this post. You enjoyed it right? That makes it okay!