...here are a few of the highlights for your bloggy pleasure:
All of the Knoxville grandkids trim Grammy and Grandpa's tree. A tradition for at least as long as we've lived here.
Josh's preschool Christmas party. This is the sixth one of these I've been to (starting back when Emma was three). The kids decorated (graham cracker) gingerbread houses, sang us a few holiday songs and then got a surprise visit from Santa. Santa happens to have been my high school algebra II teacher (have I ever mentioned that the preschool I take my kids to is run out of my old high school? It's great, I love it).
In the days following Afton's arrival in our home, Grammy and Grandpa came over to help out. It was so wonderful having their company and their service. Grammy mostly served in the way of rocking and soothing a fussy baby in the wee hours of the morning and changing many diapers. Grandpa mostly served in the way of painting the areas of our house that have been wanting paint for months and months. I took photos of the latter.
The four big kids looked festive for church on the Sunday before Christmas.