We had lots of family over the holidays – Nana and Papa Logue came for a few days over Christmas morning, then Uncle Todd and his family came between Christmas and New Year, which brought a lot of other Martell family members to the area. Add to that the fact that we had two boys in a hockey tournament and it made for a crazy but fun few days!
On Christmas eve, among all the Santa prep, we went for a little walk behind the subdivision to get the stink blown off of us. Being outside is always good!
After the snacks, the snack out for Santa, the reindeer food sprinkled on the lawn, the stockings laid out … it was time for Santa to come!
Everyone was very happy at the end of the day. This might have been one of Emery’s favorite gifts – a mini google home for his bedroom! He likes chilling in his room with the music on.
Emery liked this gem-digging kit (Papa too!).
On boxing day we needed to get out of the house for some fresh air. One of my favorite trails goes around a lake out on the bowater land. It’s a beautiful walk and just what we needed!
All calories burned were given back to McDonald’s 🙂
We got on a friend’s outdoor rink one afternoon – that was a fun day, as it started to snow while we were there. It is so fun for the kids! Oliver’s hockey team ended up winning all of their games and getting to the gold medal game – he had quite the cheering section! They ended up getting second and he took it a little hard, but it’s all part of the game and it was close! Emery had a lot of fun in his first tournament too!
With the Martells we also went to a Mooseheads game, celebrated Grampy’s birthday at Montana’s, a New Year’s Eve party, and a few of us even did the polar dip on New Year’s day! Now THAT was a great way to kick off the new year 🙂