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Liess Christmas

Nearly everyone
Andrew’s gift from Ian.
Matching Sweaters

Merry Christmas

Christmas Eve

For traditional Christmas Eve Mass we attended St. Francis with Mimi and Papa and the Reagens. Andrew and Nate were both missing because they weren’t feeling well.

The cousins in attendance.
The cousins with Mimi and Papa.
Andrew joined us for a family picture.
Christmas Eve woudn’t be complete wihout our annual drive through Santa’s Rockin’ Lights at Living History Farms. We call it Hoi Hoi Hoi.

Christmas Eve Eve Mass

For the past few years we have been going to Lutheran Church of Hope for most of our church visits. This year they had 10 Christmas Eve services. We went on Christmas Eve Eve and they did a terrific job. The production is out of this world and the messages and sermons are terrific. If you look closely at that first video you can see the snow falling from the rafters.

More Christmas Cookies

We made more Christmas cookies.

Lunch with Annie

Susan had coffee with a friend from grade school and high school this morning, which is also a good chance to dig up some photos from the past.

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Solstice Spiral Walk

To celebrate the solstice, the Reagens hosted a spiral walk in their backyard. It was a beautiful evening and a good time was had by all. Special shout-out to Nate who quickly improvised some candles stands, and mother nature for bringing no wind.

Reagen Christmas Cookies

Lucia and Rose had a blast decorating Christmas cookies at the Reagens’.

Lucia Band Concert

Lucia had her first band concert of the year. It is fun to see the kids progressing.

Christmas Party Time

This evening we had our first Christmas party of the season. It was at a friend’s house.

Story Time
Awkward partial family photo.

Making Gingerbread Houses

Making Gingerbread Houses with Hope

First Snow

Making Big Chubby. He lasted a week.