On some Sundays, Tim will make waffles for the family. However when making waffles today, Tim made the mistake of using baking soda instead of baking powder (not the first time that he’s made this mistake). So he had to throw out the first batch. After he whipped up another batch of batter, we soon had some jalapeƱo and cheese waffles plus one chocolate batch (complete with chocolate chips). Yum!

We had church this morning and came home for lunch. Because Jeri and Nicole were still helping Eileen with her Christmas meal (provided by the senior center), we had to eat lunch (burgers and fries) without them. (Eileen is a 95-year-old blind lady who requires help on a daily basis.) Finally Jeri and Nicole make it home around 4 PM. By the time that they have finished eating and we have finished taking pictures (a painful ritual for everyone), it was 5:30 PM.

Here are Sarah and Joanna in front of the tree.

Sarah and Joanna in front of the tree. Click photo for full size.

They were joined by Lizzie and Jason.

Sarah, Joanna, Lizzie, and Jason. Click photo for full size.

Here’s our Christmas family photo.

Sarah, Victoria, Joanna, and Nicole in front. Tim, Jeffrey, Jason, Jeri, Lizzie, Josiah, and Justin in back. Click photo for full size.

Opening presents.

Jason, Victoria, Lizzie, Joanna, Sarah, and Nicole (top). Click photo for full size.

A bunch of smiling faces.

Nicole, Jason (hidden), Sarah, Victoria (way in the back), Joanna (sitting), Lizzie (kneeling), Josiah, and Jeffrey. Click photo for full size.

The lighting was terrible in this and many other photos.

Jeffrey, Tim, Sarah, Victoria, Lizzie (back), Joanna, Jeri (back), and Nicole. Click photo for full size.

Here we are joined by our guest for a week, Grandma Stogdill.

Josiah, Sarah, Victoria, Joanna, and Nicole in front. Tim, Jeffrey, Jason, Jeri, Lizzie, Justin, and Grandma Stogdill in back. Click photo for full size.