So, for Christmas this year we had dinner with Carma (Steve's mom), the Brown's and the missionaries. Dawn was ready with some activites before dinner. She challenged the elders to a gingerbread making contest - kids (and Dawn) against the elders.
YOU decide who won!
On your mark . . .
Get set . . .
Go Dawn, Go!!
OK, I think we need some more gum drops over here and less candy sprinkles on the roof.
Elder Wood with the missionaries final creation. Who won? The Elders or . . .
Emily posing for a picture in her new shirt from Santa.
Jared and Dallin in the front yard attempting to build a fort.
The Lewis' and the Brown's
Here is our Christmas card hall of fame (Grandma - your card is in the upper left corner)
For Christmas dinner we prepared a traditional New Zealand dinner of garlic and rosemary roast lamb. Unfortunately I forgot to buy fresh rosemary. This summer I grew an herb garden on the back porch and just for laughs I went out to see if I had anything growing (yeah right, under 5 inches of snow).
Low and behold there was my rosemary growing right in the middle of winter!
Our lamb dinner was saved by a Christmas miracle!!