Lewis Family Christmas 2018

We had a Wonderful Christmas this year.  It was great to have all the family together, sharing the love.  Here is an overview of how we celebrated:

We picked out and brought home a beautiful tree the first week of December.2018-12-1 (8)2018-12-2 (2)2018-12-2 (9)On December 15th we had a Missionary party here for anyone in the area who could come.  We took a large group to sing carols at a care center, then came back to our home afterwards for hot chocolate and treats.2018-12-15 WYM Light the World (33)2018-12-15 WYM Light the World (38)2018-12-15 WYM Light the World (45)2018-12-15 WYM Light the World (53)

We took our traditional over-night outing to Salt Lake for a nice dinner out and a trip to see the lights at Temple Square.2018-12-17 Family TSq

I attended a South Africa Mission Reunion and got to visit with Sis Lorna Wood, my Mission President’s wife.  Oh, how I love her!2018-12-20 Sis Lorna Wood

Christmas stories are one of my favorite parts of Christmas!  This year baby Josie joined us!2018-12-21 CMS Lewis Family (6)2018-12-22 CMS Lewis Family (4)Oh, how we love this new little one!2018-12-24 CMS Lewis Family (2)

Christmas Eve is my favorite evening of the year!  After singing a Christmas hymn and reading the Christmas story from Luke and Matthew, the kids opened their special gifts.  On Christmas Eve, I prepare a gift of family–something that brings us closer together.  This year each of the kids got the new Bushman Book and DVD from our reunion in Pennsylvania, and I compiled a binder of all of the letters to Santa the kids have written over the years.2018-12-24 CMS Lewis Family (9)2018-12-24 CMS Lewis Family (16)The kids poured over the Santa letters and we all relived the history of gift-giving in our family.  That was Fun!2018-12-24 CMS Lewis Family (28)Claire discovered her first spread sheet.  Her mind has worked in spread sheets since she was little!2018-12-24 CMS Lewis Family (29)

Christmas Morning!2018-12-25 CMS Day Lewis Family (2)Stockings are always first, after sticky buns!2018-12-25 CMS Day Lewis Family (6)2018-12-25 CMS Day Lewis Family (13)2018-12-25 CMS Day Lewis Family (23)2018-12-25 CMS Day Lewis Family (46)2018-12-25 CMS Day Lewis Family (50)Then it’s time to go into the living room where the tree is.2018-12-25 CMS Day Lewis Family (56)There the fun begins!2018-12-25 CMS Day Lewis Family (66)Claire gave me flannel for Days for Girls!2018-12-25 CMS Day Lewis Family (68)Clark was the main attraction!2018-12-25 CMS Day Lewis Family (72)After the gifts, we lounged and read books and played games.2018-12-25 CMS Day Lewis Family (75)2018-12-31 Lewis Family New Year's Eve (3)

Ringing in the New Year, 2019!2018-12-31 Lewis Family New Year's Eve (10)

About annlaemmlenlewis

Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words. It's nice of you to visit! To find family history stories and histories, please visit my other blog, Ann's Stories. To learn about my missionary service, please visit Our Washington Yakima Mission 2015-2018.
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