We had another great visit with Nana and Grandpa in November and one with Poppy in December to celebrate Christmas. The girls are very spoiled by all the grandparent time they get on both sides of the family. Gramma is very much missed during the visits, but the girls often talk about their memories with Gramma and at times make things to send to Heaven.
This year we entered our first race, the Pearland Turkey Trot. I did my first 6 mile race and had a really fun time. Daddy was such a sport taking the girls to cheer me on at the end of my race. The girls both completed a 1K race and got a medal. It was a lot of and we look forward to our next race in March. For that race, Aubrey and Jason will complete a race and Avery and I will complete a different race. It will be good to have that time individually. We celebrated Thanksgiving with Aimee, Israel and Tessa. The girls just love playing together. It really is very special. We also celebrated daddy's birthday. We went on a special date night and then had a family date day. It was a great celebration.
December was tons of fun. We had so much fun and excitement preparing for Christmas. The girls are at the best age for holidays! We had so much going on in December, it will best be portrayed through pictures. I took plenty (no shocker!). We celebrated Christmas three times over between Poppy, Aunt Aimee and Uncle Israel (and of course Tessa), our family Christmas, and then one with Nana and Grandpa. We are very loved and spoiled!
Pre-K 4 Advanced Mrs. Brassell School Pictures 2016:
November fun: It is Christmas cooking baking time at our house! Also we were able to enjoy a bunch of family date days with Jay and I both having off overlapping time near the holiday. What a treat.
Jason Bday Celebration: We celebrated big this year and went to Jay's number 1 bucket list restaurant, Oxheart. It was delicious. Aimee and Israel watched the girls so we could have the night on the town.
|Avery making bags of beans, serving in her community.|
Aubrey making bags of rice, serving in her community
Annual Christmas Train: As a tradition, we visit the Alvin Christmas train every year. The girls seem to really look forward to it. We make a picture to mail to Santa, we hear the Christmas story from Mrs. Claus, we marvel at this very intricate and large train town, and ride a train around with lots of Christmas lights and hearing the Christmas story. It is always a special time.
Christmas 2016: This year was an exciting year in our house. Not only did the girls truly understand that Christmas resolves around the birth of Jesus and that he came into the world to save us from our sins, but it was a year that the kids were ever so excited about Santa and all the activities surrounding Christmas that make it so magical. We continued with our annual Christmas Eve Eve service, making cookies for Santa, laying out reindeer food and this year they made a note for Santa and Santa wrote a note back. We also had a wonderful trip to Galveston Moody Gardens for an overnight with lots of activities. We definitely enjoyed this getaway right before Christmas. All in all, everything was perfect. My favorites presents don't come wrapped under a tree, they are the things that I hold close to my heart every day.
Christmas with Nana and Grandpa:Christmas number 3 was another hit!!! It is no doubt that these girls are very loved and spoiled by all!! Nana and Grandpa enjoyed their visit and are looking forward to their next one! They spoiled the girls with lots of goodies, but their biggest gifts were One Generation dolls and a horse for the dolls. The girls are having a good time pretending and doing lots of outfit changes with the dolls. We are very lucky to have so much love!
|These dresses were from Aunt Maria and Uncle Jim for their birthday. They are so pretty.|