We had lunch and naps. Then headed to a friend's house to make bags for homeless people or people we see on street corners while driving. Everyone brought different items to contribute and it all added up to be plenty to fill a bag.
The kids decorated the bags and then went through an assembly line to fill them up.
We left there and headed downtown to enjoy some of the free Downtown in December festivities.
Then we went to the Crystal Bridge.
Mom got some Katiebugs hot chocolate for us to try, and then we went to dinner at the Garage downtown. It was a really late night for the kids, but they held up well and we made lots of fun memories.
December 22: We made salt dough fingerprint ornaments with the kids fingerprints for us and the grandparents for this year's homemade ornament.
We were going to bake some Christmas treats this day, but it didn't happen.
We had Christmas with the A Mitchell's. There is an A Mitchell in each family of Michael's immediate family. Isabella woke up from her nap with a fever, but still wasn't acting like she felt too terrible, but definitely not herself. We went ahead and made a Dr appointment for her for the morning.
Playing in the boxes presents were brought in. So much fun!
We had a delicious shrimp boil for dinner. And then opened gifts.
It was a good night!
We've had a lot of fun preparing and counting down for Christmas!