Christmas jammies by Aunt Chelle
View of the frozen lake Christmas morning
Christmas breakfast and shot of our new stove in the corner
Stockings and Goodies set out
Thanks liz for the fun NZ goodies!
It has been a very merry Christmas season this year. We got a wood stove installed last week which meant that Mike with the help of Matt got the corner all sheet rocked and ready for the install. It was a much celebrated few days in our home since it has been torn apart for over 2 years. It is still very much under construction but looks so finished to us. We can take another 2 year break. It brings such a wonderful warmth and makes me want to actually be in the kitchen. Yesterday we made pans of cinnamon rolls and took them to some of our neighbor friends before gearing up to head to the family Hamburger & Root beer float party. We were ready for bed by 8 I think and since we didn't have much secret santa-ing to do, we relaxed at home.
This morning Mike got the fire going and we had a nice breakfast together. Luckily, liz's New Zealand package made it just in time so we have double the goodies. But we had to pack them all away in the kitchen because Lars was just going to town trying to bite into them all. We are watching the "West Wing" and having some much needed home/relax time. Now, that we have a stove on the first floor, we actually want to hang out here. It is perfect. He was showing us some sweet moves this morning to his Bollywood favorites, "Sexy lady on the floor" in his beautiful new jersey made my Grandma Lizzie in New Zealand.
Oh and for interested parties, here is our stove. It's amazing. We don't have to wear snow clothes in the kitchen anymore. I will post some before and after shots later.