Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Activities

I finally have my blog updated.  We have had fun doing different Christmas activities so far this month.  Here is what we have been up to.

Decorating the house (inside and out)
Over the past several years, Andrew has been going to stores on the day(s) after Christmas to see what kind of good deals he can get on Christmas decorations for the outside of our house.  He was gotten quite a bit and out house sure is festive.  It was raining the night I took this picture so sorry for those rain streaks.
One of our favorite things to do each Christmas season is go to the Idaho Botanical Gardens for their Winter Garden Aglow.  It is so pretty with all the Christmas lights on it.  They even have a little area with mini trains which is always a highlight.
 On the weekend they have raindeer there that the kids can pet.
 We have found a great Santa that is down at the Village at Meridian.  He is a great Santa.  You even go inside a little house and can take off coats and everything.  Of course, Zora hated it. 
 Another favorite place of ours is to go out to downtown Caldwell.  They have an amazing light display each year.  This year we met up with my cousin Tyler & Marianne and their kids. 
Christmas church outfits...
On Zora's blessing day, I had an idea for a picture I thought it would be fun to have a picture of Zora laying in the boys arms.  It really turned out great.  Andrew and I hope that will become a picture that the kids want to create on special occasions, so with the kids in their nice Christmas clothes, we had them take that picture again. 
Also when Zora was a month old, we took a picture of them laying on top of each other on our bed with Zora on top.  That picture has been the background picture on our computer since then and when we were taking pictures, Keagan asked if we could do that picture again.  I love how it turned out!

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