Monday, December 26, 2016

The Day After

I really love the day after Christmas; it is one of my very favorite days of the year. It's quiet (usually), everyone has new things to play with, and of course, we do our little Boxing Day celebration. This year, we hid trinket boxes with a packet of cocoa, a big marshmallow, and a Lego mini-figure for the kids to find. They had the cocoa and marshmallow for afternoon "tea" and we played a new game we got (Holiday Fluxx), watched a documentary about the Grand Canyon we've had sitting around from Netflix, and did some vacation planning for the upcoming year. So, it was just a really nice day. 

 Some pictures from the last few days....some of which will be "repeats" if you follow me on Instagram....

Our new cat, Smokey, home from the shelter for the holidays :: our mantle, with Grace's snowmen and penguin creations :: making pomanders with oranges and cloves :: gingerbread houses :: a Christmas treat for the chickens ~ we followed these directions, but ours fell apart - the chickens didn't mind :: sugar cookie decorating :: Christmas Eve Chinese order :: pretty tree :: Christmas morning :: happy dog :: special gifts :: and a box that's just as much fun.

Hope your week is as wonderful and relaxing as it can possibly be....ours will be a bit busier than usual since we have a couple kids gearing up for competitions who still have practice this week ~ but I am hoping to make the most of the quiet moments we do have. I'll see you back here soon!

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