2017/03/21

Holiday fun 2016

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There was a lot of excitement with three littles this Christmas season.  The two oldest could hardly contain their joy & anticipation of all things Christmas while everything was a new experience for Lily.

A few of the things we did -
We went to the church Christmas party which was a birthday party for Jesus.  We played games, ate cake, and gave gifts for orphan children in the Congo.
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We also rode the Polar Express 
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The kids had their parties at school which was a first for Denver 
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We went and met Santa one night - maybe it was the hour of the night or just the busy time of year for him but Santa's expression pretty much sums up his thoughts of our herd of kids...
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Denver made a pole to celebrate Festivus - don't worry we put it in the crawl space for safe-keeping. (See Seinfeld circa 1994-96ish for better understanding of this reference.)
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Christmas Eve we were at the Kouba side of the family for a celebration that has just become packed full of kids of varying ages making it just a fantastic evening of chaos & joy.
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The next morning the kiddos were up early & Annie was relieved to see Santa found her name on the nice list. Denver, on the other hand, had already acknowledged he was going to just have to see how the cards fell but was not going to let that worry him & apparently the cards fell in his favor.
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Of course with all the fun I didn't get many pictures because well at some point you have to make the memories instead of document them but even without photographic evidence I do know this - we had an outstanding Christmas and it becomes clearer and clearer every year how abundantly fortunate we are.

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