Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
While enjoying an after Christmas hike with some friends, we stumbled upon some Christmas ornaments hanging in the tree. I loved seeing this and was reminded that spirit of Christmas can be found anywhere.
I just love this picture - what would you put as the caption? Ha, ha...
We truly had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed starting a new family tradition of making homemade sweet rolls for Christmas morning breakfast. I was very proud of Papa as he used his mother's recipe.
Papa's mother is an amazing cook and to try and get an exact recipe from someone who does a majority of her cooking from memory was a bit of a challenge for Papa. However, the rolls turned out great and were a wonderful treat Christmas morning.
True to three year old behavior, Brother started the morning in just a wonderful mood as you can tell. We decided he needed a little snack before we could enjoy opening the gifts. Once the food hit and the mood changed - he was all about it.
Sister was her polite, cheerful self - even at 5:15 am! We didn't start our morning then - I was able to stretch it about by telling the kiddos I needed to walk the dog, and then Papa had to have some coffee and that was about as long as we could prolong the morning.
Sister was quite pleased to see some special gifts that she'd been asking for since her birthday in July.
Dessa enjoyed her morning treats too...
and so did Papa.
2015 has been an interesting year full of milestones, challenges and victories. We look forward to a new year and what is in store for our family. Wishing you all a safe and Happy New Year!
Love - The Jacobsen's