Christmas in St. Louis started the day before. We thought the kids would be surprised with a transformation, so we worked to paint and prepare the basement for them. They were not as surprised as we had hoped, but having a new space for them to hang out is good.
Painting the wall white is the first step of this transformation.
And its getting closer.
Enjoying presents from Santa!
With our warm new “fireplace”
Preparing dessert at Henry and Carols.
Carol is a perfect host and you can tell she enjoys it!
Mom and daughter.
3 generations of sons enjoying time together.
Kelly and Sonora enjoying electronics.
Some evil memory game. With all those brains, I chose to sit out so I wouldn’t feel dumb.
This was the perfect way to end our holiday season by seeing all (most, some of my siblings were not around) of our close family in a short amount of time.