Saturday, January 2, 2016

Christmas with the Yoders 2015

Merry Christmas!!
First up, a few pictures from our house in Hesston!  Four stockings, 1 for Baby B and our Christmas Tree!

On December 19, 2015 Aaron and I flew out of Kansas City to Philly to meet up with Nate and Maggie and the rest of the crew.  They took us straight to an awesome lunch spot in downtown Philly called the Reading Terminal Market.  So cool! 

Pickles galore for the pregnant lady!

A huge train set!

Lots and lots of people shopping and eating!

We ordered some Philly cheesesteaks and a pastrami sandwich.  

Hi Maggie!  She ordered some Indian food and Phil and Mom found a massive salad bar!

You can't even see the store fronts because of the many people.  But it was pretty awesome!  

Next, we drove to the Liberty Bell and the Independence Hall.

Aaron and I both thought that this would be a bit more protected...there was just a simple rope around it and a guard watching.  We did go through security, but it was a lot more low key than we thought!

Here's the Independence Hall building.  There are a few spots out front where it says a few presidents gave speeches from.  Below is G-W!

So that was Saturday.  
On Sunday, we woke up and had Christmas together!

The boys got hot chili pepper aprons from Mom!

Us kids got mom an iPad!  She loved it!  We had a great time being hosted in PA for a few short days!  On Monday morning we headed back towards VA.  It was about a 4 1/2 hour drive.  Not too bad!

Aaron and I got to relax some on Monday evening and then Tuesday we got together with the Risser family for lunch, afternoon games, and then dinner in the evening.

This is a big group, and not even everyone was there!

Clean-up duty for a bit!

My favorite aunt and mom!  (They ALWAYS match - not ever planned.  It's crazy!)

Here are some of the cute boy babies!
Ty, Levi, and Gideon!

Here's Levi!  He's such a sweet boy!

Wednesday we got to hang out some more and do a little Lowe's shopping, etc. 
Thursday Christmas Eve and Aaron helped sing and play Electric Bass with his friend Kevin during the service! (This was a picture during practice - I got sick on Thursday and couldn't make it.)

Friday was Christmas Day and my mom always makes a meal for whoever in the family is around and we always invite our neighbor, Neil.  I really like this picture of Aaron and my grandparents and Neil!

After a great trip in VA we flew home on Saturday afternoon.
Hope you enjoyed these pictures!
Love, Maria