This year found us celebrating the Christmas Eve candlelight service at Aspen Ridge.
Then, we continued our tradition of fondue for Christmas Eve dinner and cinnamon rolls for breakfast Christmas day.  The family came up on Christmas about 1pm and we made a ham for dinner.

With many demands from the business and the Cottage on all of us, we entered the Christmas season with the weight of much stress.  Unfortunately, through the exhaustion, much conflict has set in among us.  Thankfully, we were able to get past it all and celebrate our first Christmas together in Evergreen.  Mom, dad, and Shawnie even slept over the night of the 25th.
And … we had a WHITE Christmas!!!!
We are are truly thankful to call Evergreen home, to be in this house and on this property.

It seemed to be a Minion Christmas for Sawyer.

Richie bought the kids a Kindle.  With the drive to Parker once a week, it will come in handy.

The kids got snowshoes from me … with hopes that we might become a snowshoeing family.

The gifts were too many to list.
One of my favorite parts was watching the kids shop for each other.  The very lovingly and generously bought great gifts for each other.  It was a wonderful celebration!