One big highlight this year was being able to celebrate Christmas with our families. We’ve kind of gotten used to doing our little family and team thing in Thailand so it was really special to be together with Rhodeses and Masts this year. We had a nice long stretch of time after Christmas and through New Years to spend with them.
The Mast grandkids do the cutest nativity every year c/o B-I-L Del. So cute!
A big highlight for the girls was receiving American Girl dolls from Grandpa and Grandma! They never dreamed they would have one so it was very exciting! Claire could NOT believe it!
Eliza got Molly and Claire, Josephina.
So much good food like this chocolate fondue!!
New Years night…..at (fake) midnight the kids ate 12 grapes as the clock struck 12 times (a Spanish tradition). Us adults did the same at actual midnight.
And Grandpa’s new goat was a big hit with all the kids!
Then, on to Virginia for the weekend….
Philip and Betsy kindly hosted us in their unoccupied downstairs and we did a little decorating to bring the coziness.
Lots of game play.
Unwrapping our family calendars (good work, Philip!)
Getting to know new cousins. Lila was so cute in her Christmas finery.
Cousin gift exchange.
Huge and delicious meals!
And then home to Ohio to play with new toys!! The kids had off school for snow that Monday which was a nice breather before real life started up again!