Our week at the cabin in the mountains is over, and we are back in civilization again, this time at Nick's parents' house for the New Year. We had such a good time up there, and I would love to do it again one of these Christmases. Just escaping the world for a little bit and spending time with family was wonderful.
Will you indulge me in a little photo avalanche from our cabin-y Christmas? I wasn't going to (Christmas is so last week!), but then I saw the photos Nick took and decided to share a little anyway. I threw in a few I took with my phone too - see if you can spot who got a fancy new camera?
|The Norths always play board games when they get together.|
|Espen loved playing in the snow like a little Norwegian.|
|We went sledding in beautiful clear weather.|
|Grandma was playing with her iPad, so Espen had to get "his" too.|
|Making paper snowflakes for the Christmas tree with Grandma and Grandpa.|
|So simple and pretty, and fun to do together as a family. I think we'll do this again.|
|More playing in the snow.|
|The table set for Christmas Eve dinner.|
|Gwen and Grandma at dinner.|
|Espen opening his Christmas Eve present of a new book and jammies.|
|And Espen and Grandpa helping an eagerly interested Gwen open her present.|
|Grandpa snuggles by the light of the Christmas tree.|
|Waiting for Grandma on Christmas morning so we could open presents.|
|Experimenting with alternative gift opening techniques.|
|So full of Christmas cheer I allowed photos of me in my jammies.|
|Espen has been completely desperate to play boardgames lately, so we got him one for Christmas. |
It has been played at least twice daily ever since.
|Espen and Gwen in their new Christmas jammies.|
|Mr. Handsome and his new camera.|
|Gwen found the consumerism of Christmas Day frankly overwhelming.|
|The boys played lots of Donkey Kong.|
|Nick played with his camera.|
|Our good friend and fellow Norwegian, Annika, joined us for a few days.|
|We played in the snow some more.|
|Espen was super happy to have Annika (almost) all to himself for a few days.|
|We took our baby out in the snow.|
|We had impressive hat hair, but were too happy to care.|
|Annika made us crazy delicious dinner, and we ate entirely too much.|
|We enjoyed a blazing fire and wished we had one at home too.|
How was your Christmas?