Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas Week 2014!

We have had the joy of both set of grandparents with us this last week (not at the same time!) to celebrate Christmas!

It started with Zac's parents arriving last Sunday afternoon.  For part of our Christmas present they took us all to the Tech Museum in San Jose which was awesome!  We all had fun playing and building things there on Monday.  The rest of the week was full of games, walks, dinners, hanging out, the candlelight Christmas Eve service at our church, and of course Christmas day!
Bedtime reading with Grandpa.  He brought a neat book about the Wright brothers.
At the Tech Museum
Candlelight Christmas Eve service
Zac's parents left on Friday morning and three hours later my parents pulled up!  We had another Christmas day with lots of presents from the aunts and uncles back in Graham.  On Saturday we headed up to Felton to ride a steam train through the Redwoods!  It was beautiful and a bit chilly.  We also took them to church with us on Sunday and had a yummy sushi dinner before they said their goodbyes.
On the train!
Over the trestle
Some of God's beautiful creation.  I love the redwoods!
It was a wonderful week full of family!  We missed the aunties, uncles, and cousins this Christmas, but other than that it was perfect!

One of my favorite parts of this Christmas was our gift for Jesus.  Throughout the month we had a box sitting out in the kitchen.  Each of us was supposed to secretly put money in the box as the month went by and then on Christmas morning we counted it.  With the money we gave this year our family was able to buy emergency food and water, misquitoe nets, food for mothers and babies, and a clean water pump through Compassion International's gift catalog.  I'm really proud of how much the kids gave, they have such generous hearts!  I think Jesus liked our gift.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a fun New Year coming up on Thursday!

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