It was wonderful being home for Christmas! We thought it would be easier to have our families so close because for holidays we can see them both. And don’t get me wrong, it is great. But also kind of crazy. Each family has different stuff going on through the holidays, and trying to make sure that everyone is at the right place, at the right time can be crazy. But we like crazy, so it worked out! We slept at the Sant house most of the time. On the 22nd, we had the Sant Sibling Gift Exchange. We all went over to Heidi’s for some delicious food and gave our gifts to each other. We even had Erin and Forrest on FaceTime. They made Mom and Dad a really sweet gift. They printed out maps with little hearts indicating where each of the kids are in the world. Even Zach down in Brazil. SO cute!
Then Christmas Eve we stayed at the Wallace house. It was a lot of fun! We read stories, left cookies out for Santa, and got up early to open presents. Santa was good to us, thank you again! Then we went over to the Sant house in time for Jamison to open his presents! Carson and Trisha were visiting from Seattle, so it was fun to get to see Jamison (and Carson) excited about his gifts.
It was so nice to be home with everyone for Christmas. We even had time to throw Devan a birthday party! Most of the old crew got together and we played board games, and had ice cream cake. I love my friends, and my family. Thanks for the great times Richland!
|Arlo at the Gift Exchange. He turned 3 that week!|
|Learning how to change spark plugs at the Ben Wallace Garage!|
|Karissa as a turtle|
|The snowman the neighbor girl made for us|