Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas with the Penner's

I left off last post with the Gingerbread house competition.  
I wanted to fill you in on the winners.
Here are the competitors hard work...
 Emotional draw with this one below!  Our future retirement family retirement compound
 There were two teams who won this year. 
These two pretty ladies made the most impressive Christmas tree.
They won the votes from family members.
 Allie and Andrea's gingerbread tree even lit up.
Aaron and Christy were the winners from the votes on social media.
 Later in the afternoon we got back together to go Christmas caroling.
 My favorite part was when we went caroling at a friend of my Aunt Rose's. 
After we finished caroling, the friend mentioned that she loves having Aunt Rose's piano.
We didn't even know where it had ended up at!
It was such a wonderful surprise.
Here is Chelsey in front of her mommy's piano.
It was such a special moment.
 The annual cousin picture was taken at almost 9:30 at night!
More smiles than I would have expected at that hour!
 The boat lives on in the gift exchange.
These fine people are winners of the past.
 Check out the newest member of the pirate ship club.  HA!
 My side of the family
 The following day we went bowling.
 Everyone had a great time!
To see more of our Penner memories from Christmas, 
click HERE or HERE to see two wonderful posts my sister in law wrote on her blog.