The Ellinger Family Christmas Party was held on Saturday, December 6th, at Grandma and Grandpa Ellinger's house. We had such a great time this year! Everyone brought a potluck item and we held the usual family talent show, played the chimes, sang Christmas carols, and had a visit from Santa Claus. The highlight of the evening actually came in 2 parts: Grandma Ellinger's BEAUTIFUL pajamas that she made all of the grandkids and the chime sets that Grandpa made for each family. We are so lucky to have grandparents like this. I've come to love and appreciate Jake's parents as much as my own.
This year for the talent show Jake showed everyone how to extract DNA from split peas, Ellie sang "Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam", Kiki did a ballet dance, Mallory & Libby showed their art, Kristin baked fabulous cookies, and Kathleen sang. Grandma showed her talent of sewing!
I love that in the Ellinger clan, Ellie has cousins that are her age. I miss having Janice so close and not being able to share the holidays with her! Maybe next year..
Hopefully too, Eric, Sheena, Maryn, and Baby McMurdie will be here as well next year. Ellie has been asking when Maryn is coming again. She is very excited that Maryn is having a baby brother just like her! Coincidentally, Alan, Ellie's imaginary friend, just moved to Texas and now lives by Maryn. (I think that means we need to find some time to go visit them!)
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