This is going to be super long... I just put our Christmas with Garet's dad and our actual Christmas on the same post. So, I'll try to let the pictures do most of the talking =)
Garet's dad and his wife, Barbara, have a house in Wintergreen, VA, so we spent the week before Christmas there with them. We went to the top of the mountain, and it was super cold, but so pretty!
We looked all around the Wintergreen Resort - it was really nice! There were some shops, restaurants, coffee places, fires...
Then next day we went back up the mountain and there was snow! It was actually snowing a lot but none of it was sticking, but when we looked over that same overlook all the ski snow blowers were going! It looked like a blizzard! Colin kept calling it "hot", guess it does look like steam =)
Here is Colin trying to climb up on Sam...
When we got back home, we decorated a gingerbread house. This was a first. Colin did really well with it, he really enjoyed taste testing the gumdrops!
I also kept the Beane tradition and made these cinnamon sticky buns. The house smelled so good! But as you can see, it made a lot! (anyone want to come over for some buns?)
A little later, Garet got a fire going in the basement fireplace and we all hung out down there. Garet's mom sent Colin one of her old desktop computers, soooo now Colin has a computer! We got on PBS and got to play a few of the free kids games on there. I am thinking that a couple computer games are on their way here soon. But Colin loved it! He is really good with the ones at the library. Not that he knows at ALL what he is doing, but he is excited to just be doing something on the computer.
So, that was our Christmas in a nutshell! We had so much fun traveling, but we really enjoyed having our own Christmas here! It was relaxed and just great. We even got to go on a walk that afternoon after naps. It was perfect!
Last night when Garet put Colin to bed, I turned on the monitor before Garet left his room, and I was just in time to hear a tiny, sleepy, two year old saying "Merry Christmas...." before drifting off to sleep. Precious.