On the 23rd of December we drove from Baker City to the Spokane area to visit with Judy, Barbara, Dixie, Chris, and my sister and her little daughters. Jehana and the girls drove in from Seattle on Christmas Day.
We slept out in the camping trailer during our visit, and we used up all of the propane keeping it warm during the sub-20 degree nights. It was actually a very comfortable stay. We even had our own little Christmas tree next to Sarah's crib to keep festive. We awoke on Christmas Eve to find a nice fluffy blanket of snow. It didn't stick around all day. It was just cold.
This was Sarah's second Christmas, but the first one in which she was really aware of her circumstances. She was very interested in undecorating Judy's beautiful Christmas tree. We had to restrain her.
Or put her in time out on the couch - with her new Christmas puppy. She was all bundled up in jammies and her fluffy winter coat that Judy made for her.
The family was very thoughtful towards Sarah this Christmas, and she loved her gifts. She has a new favorite fluffy blanket that my mom knitted that she does not like to be without, day or night.
And she got her second stocking in a week! She was a fan of the situation, and of other people's stockings.
Emily made some Disney costumes for all of the girls.
Top: Sarah (Rapunzel), Emily (Super Emily).
Bottom: Julia (Tiana), Dixie (Elsa), Leila (Ariel), Jocelyn (Belle).
Here are all of the costumes Emily made for nieces this Christmas.
She made a superhero costume for Emmett (pictured below).
Elaina (Elsa), Emmett (Super Emmett), Holly (Ariel).
And we'll end with a Sarah photo, for good measure.
Now that Christmas is over this year, time to start on Christmas 2015!