Christmas 2012: Part One (Week Thirty-Seven with Vianne)

Posted by Amy O. , Wednesday, January 16, 2013 7:11 PM

This week, the week heading into the weekend before Christmas, was another low-on-the-snapshot week as we prepared for all the festivities.  Even still, December was all in all a blessed month as our little family navigated the societal pressure to go crazy about Christmas by opting to avoid stores & limit outings as much as possible. Patrick was often hunkered down in the office, nobly finishing his dissertation to send off to his mentors before the holidays began, and Vianne and I had very sweet, quiet, slow mornings together with the fire & the Christmas music going.
A moment of cuteness on our way somewhere...
Trying out her crocheted crown, a gift from my Fuller boss' mother-in-law

This year, we had a Christmas-In-Three-Parts, celebrating with the Oden family, our little trio, and the Gustafson family.  Christmas Part One took place on Friday & Saturday, with a festive meal and gifts on Friday at our house and a fun outing in gorgeous Lake Arrowhead on Saturday.

A few pre-party pictures while waiting for our family to arrive...

 Our guests arrived, much to Vianne's delight...Granma & Grandpa Oden & Uncle Jon!

We had a wonderful meal together of ham and delectable sides, plus my gingerbread men & Patrick's (to die for) peppermint ice cream for dessert!

Sneaking in a nap, half way through the party!

Then it was time for presents!  Vianne's very first Christmas present ever: a Winnie the Pooh train!

What are in these pretty boxes??
Why, the most adorable hat & coat in the world, of course! (You may have to shield your eyes from the cuteness!)
Grandpa & Kate Middleton ;-)
A special Christmas guest...
The Whole Clan :-)
The next day, we drove up to the mountain for more family time & hoping to glimpse a bit of snow to increase our Christmas-y feelings! First we bundled V up in her little lamb coat...(again, may need to shield the've been warned...) 

 Then we had a lovely afternoon, enjoying the wintry beauty of Lake Arrowhead and a lovely meal at the waffle restaurant in the Village.

1 Response to "Christmas 2012: Part One (Week Thirty-Seven with Vianne)"

Marie Says:

Thank you dear Patrick, Amy and Vianne Rose for a once-in-a-lifetime memorable celebration together. And also the special evening of worship at that wonderful little church...with your voice, Amy, like an angel's voice;
and Vianne raising her hands to our King...I can't thank our wonderful God and Savior enough!
And yes, the "cuteness" our Vianne exudes is too wonderful, such a gift from heaven!

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