In the morning we had our gingerbread house competition, then back together in the evening for more festivities with my extended family. Here are a few pics from our fun memories...
My kids and my niece and nephew...
We started the evening off going Christmas caroling.
We went to Blake's grandparents house first...
and then to some friends from church.
After caroling we took our annual picture of the little cousins. For a look back to last year check it out here of how we have expanded.
This year we had the kids reenact the story of baby Jesus. Here is Mary and Joseph with baby Jesus and the BIG, BRIGHT star shining for all to see... :) It was too cute!!
And one memory that we will not soon forget...
Blake went home with a chicken from the gift exchange.
My cousin brought a real, live chicken for the gift exchange.
Imagine the response when he opened it.
Imagine our thoughts when we were bringing it home.
Yes, a memory we will not soon forget.
We did find a happy home for this sweet, quiet chicken.
Our friends we gave the chicken to were so thankful.
We were too. :)