Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas 2013

Bond's family and Grandparents came to visit us for Christmas this year.  It was really nice to be together and enjoy a relaxing time together. 
Belle fell even more in love with her Uncle G, and was always asking where he was if he was in a different room.
We have been tossing a couple of farm names around for the past year or two and finally decided to make one official with Christmas gifts for everyone.  Introducing, "Wilding Acres Farm."  Named after Bond's great-grandfather Frank Wilding (his Grandma's, center of the picture, dad) who was a farmer and shares Bond's birthday.
Belle's favorite saying over Christmas, "It's HO-HO time!"
The boys bought Daddy the second Harry Potter book.  He read the first one to them last month and Bug thought it would be a great idea to buy one for his stocking.
Christmas Eve Jammies.

Christmas Eve nativity.
My sweet boy.
Bear was very into his roll as the Shepherd.
Dog pile on the uncles.
Girls day out to Trader Joe's (I have to drive thirty minutes to get to one now because they see dairy-free chocolate chips) and lunch.
The temperature the Sunday before Christmas was in the 70's.  I am in love with this place.

Bond and I before our date to the University Christmas Party.

Saturday, December 7, 2013


Bond and Poppi Butchering our Thanksgiving and Christmas turkeys.
The boys playing soccer with their cousins.
Hiking the property.

My Aunt (my mom's sister) and Uncle from Boston.
We had visitors from all over this year.  My Uncle from NYC, my aunt and her husband and two teenagers from Boston, my brother and niece and nephew (and his girlfriend) and my sister and her three kids from Virginia.  
Bug as Governor William Bradford.
Bear as Squanto.
The feast.

The kid table.
Playing Spoons after dinner.
The traditional after dinner talent show. 
My Nephew, blowing bubbles as his talent. :)
His big brother playing the ukulele. 
My dairy-free chocolate pumpkin cheesecake creation.