It was a really good weekend. We picked up the Christmas tree on Friday. We had a big Christmas party at our church on Saturday. We woke up to snow on Sunday — so Sunday afternoon was all about baking cookies and making hot cocoa. With fresh whipped cream.

Ralph played Joseph in the Christmas pageant on Saturday. Maude & Olive were both lovely angels. Alas, we didn’t get a single photo. But I love these shots of Olive helping me test the Christmas lights, and Betty getting up the courage to touch them.

One last note. If you’re looking for a new and better way to store your Christmas lights, I highly recommend rolling them into a ball. My sister Jordan taught me this and in my vast Christmas light experience, it is by far the best storage solution. Plus, they look really cool when you plug them in.