* Prepare yourselves for a very long, picture laden post :)...or just skip it if you would prefer :)
Olsen Family Christmas Party
Both of our family Christmas parties this year were held in places other than the traditional homes.
With Grandma O. still in rehab after her fall in October, we decided to take the party to her.
It worked out great :)
Food and gifts and family...that's what these parties are all about :)
After Christmas with the Bryans
From foot scrub to drinking straws, coconut oil to candy, handy kitchen tools to soap, we loved sharing our favorite things of 2013.
A huge hit and highlight of this year's gathering was sledding behind a 4 wheeler.
Uncle Mike is always good at entertaining the kids. They got such a kick out of this activity.
but then I think he became more comfortable with it.
Then it was the adults' turn.
I had no intention of going out but then Jenny invited me. I scrounged in the mudroom for some winter apparel since I had not brought any with me this trip. I came up with quite a fantastic and bright outfit :)
We almost lost Lyndi in the canal...
(I love Austin's face!)
We did several puzzles over the few days that we were there.
We even did puzzle races one afternoon.
The girls worked on one together while Andy, Wendy, Nancy and I each did our own 100 piece Eric Dowdle puzzle. I don't want to brag or anything, but I did win both times :)
It's always a party at the Bryan's place...and we always have a great time!