I always joke that it is a good thing this time of year that my family lives in Germany ... because Bjorn's family has so much fun stuff going on for Christmas, they keep us busy all December :) We had our first round of Christmas celebrations this weekend with a fun day spent with my father-in-law's side of the family on Saturday. Even though almost all of them live in the Cities, we don't see them hardly enough - so it's always fun to get together. Bjorn's sister and her family had come up from Sioux Falls and getting the cousins together to play is always a special treat. Sunday we spent the afternoon at Bjorn's parents place on the lake, took family pictures (to come!), and watched the little kids play together. They are having such a ball together that I can literally just smell how in another year or so, all of us exhausted parents of little kids will just be able to sit back, sip coffee, and let them entertain themselves :) Lots more Christmas fun coming this weekend, so stay tuned for that!
Enjoying a Christmas story with their second cousin Ana (Liana left, Amaya right)
Sunday afternoon at Blue Lake. Building towers with Uncle Tony and cousin Elias
All the little kids together! From left: Baby Espen (on his mommy's lap), Elias, Amaya, Liana