We began with
which was tasty & fun!
Then the girls did their practicing for tomorrow's recitals, did homework, and sort of cleaned up the house. Ed brought Chinese home for dinner, which was actually pretty good! Everyone liked it, even Becca!
Showers & baths were next followed by the SURPRISES! Here's the first one:
We hopped in the van in our jammies, robes, and slippers to drive around and look at Christmas lights! We went through the county, up to Lynden, almost to Canada, back through Lynden, and then back home again through the county. Here's one of our favorite displays:
That's on the Van Dyk Road, if anyone is wondering. It reminds us of the Nativity that my grandma used to have. Beautiful.
This was next:
That's the girls drinking hot cocoa and watching "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?" - the guy you see on the screen was doing fairly well, despite definitely not being smarter than a 5th grader. He was getting saved by his 5th grade helpers a lot. The show ended before we knew if he was out or not.
This was Elise by the time we got home from looking at lights:
I even got cuddle time!
And last but definitely not least, the grand finale of Super-Duper Family Fun Night:
Sleeping by the Christmas tree with the tree lights on!
I highly recommend instituting your own Super-Duper Family Fun Night in the near future. :) And tomorrow begins a crazy 48 hours of non-stop "places to go and people to see" so I'll be back...later...as long as we don't lose power with the big "storm" that is on its way. Supposedly it's going to get colder than it has in over 50 years. Whatever. I'll let ya know...it would be nice to have a little snow, but just a little to make the world feel Christmasy.