Wednesday, December 26, 2012

kentucky christmas

after traveling for thanksgiving, we decided to have a nice quiet christmas at home. and that's exactly what it was...nice and quiet. it was nice to slow down and enjoy time as a family, in what is usually a busy time of the year. we were able to establish some of our own traditions, which was a new and exciting treat for us since we are usually out of town for the holidays.

first, we celebrated christmas with friends before they left town for several days.

we visited the train display at the cincinnati museum center

 jacob had a play date with his buddy from school

jacob built a gingerbread house out of paper. this kid has the most creative mind!

we played in the little bit of snow (jacob did some push-ups)

 kate made snow angels :)

christmas eve, we had a special dinner of shrimp, cheeses, and fruit.
christmas morning, the kids opened their presents

then we indulged in christmas cinnamon rolls, yum!

christmas afternoon we were invited over to our friends' (and neighbors!) house for christmas dessert and fellowship. it was nice to have some sort of "family" time with them on this day.

we ended the day with christmas pizzas (tomato, basil, and mozzerella).

overall, a nice family time we had!