We delivered all of our neighbor gifts. This year was a variety of stuff, but if you were extra lucky you got donut holes from Bosa.
At Book Club, Kristin and I dressed alike. We own the same wardrobe, it's inevitable. Besides the excellent discussion and company, I won the BEST prize in the White Elephant exchange -- movie tickets and earrings.
The day they arrived was Nate's class party. I planned the whole thing out, but had so much fun in the corner playing the Candy bar game with the kids that I forgot to take a single picture.
Once my parents were here, all work stopped and only fun was allowed. Their very first day we headed to the zoo which somehow meant polar slides and carousel rides.
That night Dustin and my dad took the older kids to see the Hobbit while my mom watched the little ones and I went to Lauri's fabulous cookie party.
The weather was gorgeous the entire time, so we spent lots of time outside!
Saturday we woke up and thought, "Where is the most crowded place on earth that we could go today?" So we went to Target the Saturday before Christmas! Hooray! Actually, it wasn't too bad despite the fact that there were zero carts.
We twisted my parents arm to get them to babysit one more time while we went out to dinner with some of our favorite old neighbors.
On Sunday we dressed in our finest and I enjoyed sacrament immensely since the kids were all entertained by my parents.
Basically we played games and ate lots of food. It was the perfect lead into Christmas.