We spent Thanksgiving at Steve's parent's house this year, and we had a very lovely time. Everyone was there except our niece, Maggie, who lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, Andy, and their 2 boys - Mark (almost 19 months) and Joel (2 days).
Our December was filled with shopping and Christmas activities as we prepared for Christ's birth. We went to a Christmas party with my MOPS group, and the children got to visit with Santa. Santa was wonderful with all the children - more so than most. Derek really did some nice exploring of Santa's beard, hair, glasses, and hat (which fell off enough times that we left it off).
We also hosted a Polar Express pajama party. The movie is a huge favorite with our boys, and Katie thinks it's pretty cool, too. Everyone had a great time.