What do you do on Christmas Eve in Ferron? Why, go shootin' out at the farm, of course! Davis was apparently a crack shooter (is that even the right saying?). Noah and James had enough quite quickly and took refuge in the car.
James and Noah
Marian and Noah
Grandpa, Davis, Ben
Natalie, Alex, Grandma
Christmas Eve all the boys slept downstairs on Grandma's extensive collection of twin mattresses. We heard little voices for a long time after the adults had vacated the basement. I think Jesse went down to quiet the herd after awhile.
All the siblings and spouses after the kids went to bed. We had a rousing gift exchange game and Grandpa was the one encouraging a little competition.
Christmas morning was beautiful, fun chaos. Our boys had been asking for light sabers for months, and luckily Santa got their letter and brought them some. A great big thanks to Aaron for taking our Christmas morning pictures!
These Superman pajamas that Noah got for Christmas have been worn more than any other pajamas in the history of our little family.
Grandma and Grandpa were given a wii by the Fillmore Ralphs and it kept little and big boys entertained all day Christmas and much of the next few days. The competition became fierce when Jesse, Aaron, Matt, Nic, and Darren took over the remotes.
And I just couldn't have a blog post without pics of Eva.
Max, chillin' with a gun.
The day after Christmas, it was back out to the farm to pick up wood and have a bonfire. Grandma brought out zucchini which was eaten in 2.4 seconds. Everyone loves Grandma's zucchini bread!
Breakfast at Grandma's house was no small affair.
Eva again. Because she's so cute.
We headed to Fillmore for New Year's Eve (we were still homeless, so we went where the action was). Jesse took us sledding in town and the boys could have stayed until it was too dark to see and too cold to feel, but me and Grandpa called it quits before that and took everyone with us. Back at Jesse and Natalie's home we had the greatest cracker dinner and New Year's Eve feast ever. So much great food. I could have eaten Natalie's stuffed mushrooms all night. It was fun to watch the little boys play Twister. It was even more fun to watch the adults play Twister. Well, I watched what I could see from in between arms and legs while playing. It was a great way to end 2014!