Our Cabin Christmas

I have been slow to get this post up...I had a lot of catching up to do after the holidays. And I started reading David Copperfield and it sort of consumed my every spare minute--and spare minutes are few and far between for me. I could not put it down. Charles Dickens bewitched me with his profuse prose. So, I'm back to the colonies and back to the 21st century...

Before we went to the cabin, we had some Christmas here in Cali.
A Relief Society Christmas party and a youth fireside called for some fesitive
decorating so we dragged out the Christmas decor and put up the tree.

 The weather in San Diego was beastly! We were actually looking forward to the
more mellow drizzle of  the Northwest.
From the wild tempest and flooding in SoCal ...
Back to the familiar sogginess of Christmas in the Northwest:

First order of business: Put up a swing.

Making the cabin a happy place for Bailey and future grandchildren.

Our Nativity Pageant
The box of costumes was in California so we improvised...
The Angel (AKA Nicole) was wrapped in a down comforter and
Mary (AKA Shanna)  is sporting a fleecy eagle blanket.

Seth was our Narrator

Sam the Innkeeper who entertained us with his improv:
"Sorry, we are totally booked tonight! Don't you know the Chargers are playing? I've got to
get back to the game. Good luck!"
After the children were nestled all snug in their beds, it was time for Santa's elves to set up the play kitchen.
It was an engineering feat.

Austin with visions of Sugarplums dancing in his head
That wore some of the engineers out.

Christmas Morning...
the magic of Christmas was all
focused on our Little Bailey. She is just old enough
to know that Santa brings presents.
And she was pretty happy with the dolly and the kitchen that he left for her.

The Gale Gang
(We were missing Tyler--he had to work. And of
course our missionary, Spencer)
The Stair Picture is usually a Christmas Eve tradition but
it kind of got forgotten in all the excitement. So
we did a quick post-Christmas rendition before the first round
of family left for home.

Since we were all together, we decided to have Seth's Eagle Court of Honor.

Bailey getting her lovely locks trimmed by Aunt Siara

No family get-together would be complete without haircuts
from our favorite stylist: Siara! She was nice enough to get
us all spiffed up with Christmas trimmings.

It was all over too quickly!
 Time really does fly when you are having fun.


Amelia said…
Glad your Christmas was merry!

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