A Wells Family Christmas

This past Saturday we celebrated Christmas with the Wells side of the family. It was a fun and very people-packed house. My parents sold their house back in October so they are living in a rental right now and the living space is a lot smaller than what we are used to.

To start the festivities off right, we had our custom pigs-in-a-blanket for breakfast, followed by gift opening. It didn’t take long until we decided to let the little ones open all their presents first and let them go play in the kids room while the adults did gifts. The girls came out occasionally and helped us open our packages. Sarah and Graycie are getting at such a fun age for holidays and special events.

We had a delicious lunch of ribs, sweet potato casserole, squash casserole and whipped salad. Later in the day we gals made Rice Krispy Houses while the guys watched Home Alone/napped on the couches.

On Sunday we all met back at my parents house for lunch and we played 3-round Charades. It was a lot of fun.

Sadly, we have not been back at my parents since Sunday. We had fun plans of girls going out together and kids going to the park and I had a few craft projects planned, but those weren’t able to happen. Elanor woke up around 11pm Sunday night with a horrible virus/stomach bug. Stephen stayed up with her most of the night until we finally put her in bed with me so he could get a little sleep. The next afternoon she seemed a lot better, though exhausted, and then Monday night Sarah had the same thing happen. You can tell both girls have been confused and unsure about how to handle their bodies hurting them. I only caught a piece of it and we are so thankful that Stephen has been healthy (although completely sleep-deprived) through it all. I can’t imagine all 4 of us out of commission at the same time. Stephen was our rock these past 2 days. The last time I was sick was just before I had Elanor and I always forget how life-altering it is when you have children to take care of.

We are hoping and praying for a restful and sick-free night. Stephen and I are going to be ringing in the new year resting on the couch, if we aren’t already in bed asleep by then (actually, he’s been asleep since 8pm, I’m not sure if he’s out for the night or just grabbing a catnap).

You guys make sure to disinfect your house, toys, doorknobs, carseats, and anything else you have taken out of your home. This stomach bug is a nasty jerk and I hope you all stay clear.

On a lighter note, I do have a few pictures to share from pre-sickness.

With 10 adults, 3 toddlers and 1 infant I think we did a great job at getting a picture where not 1 kiddo is crying!

 

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Looking at all those pictures feels like it was weeks ago. It’s weird how being cooped up in a sick house for a few days can make time slow down.

Happy New Years Eve! Here’s hoping the fireworks don’t wake all babes and pets out there!

3 Thoughts on “A Wells Family Christmas

  1. Wow, what awesome pictures! : ) Love em! What a great Christmas!

  2. I’m a bit shocked that I haven’t seen this post until now… Blackhole on my computer??

  3. your arms are mucho buff in the last picture… must be a heavy rice krispie house..

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