Dec 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We had a fabulous Christmas! Many thanks to our delightful family and friends who made our holiday so warm and cheery.

We enjoyed a fun Christmas Eve get-together with the Shaha family that included dinner, dessert, a nativity reenactment, and lots of talking and laughter. We're lucky to know such fantastic people!

Our kids didn't get to bed until almost 10:00 p.m., but we tucked them in wearing cozy new jammies.

Garry and I set a night-owl record preparing for the big day ahead. I finally crashed at 2:00 a.m., but Garry was up much later!

Of course the kids' reactions this morning made the sleep deprivation worth it! Some of my favorite moments:
  • Hearing "Yes!!" and other happy exclamations as the boys unwrapped their gifts
  • Watching the boys ride their new scooters around the house
  • Installing new fruit and veggie drawers in the fridge (seriously, so exciting!)
  • Enjoying a yummy casserole, cinnamon rolls, and OJ for breakfast
  • Watching Gavin open all of Lexi's presents after she got up (two hours after the rest of us)
  • Seeing Garry wear his new beanie and slippers all day long
  • Talking to my brother Ryan (Croatian missionary) plus all of my parents and siblings via Skype for an hour
  • Taking a 2.5-hour nap

Truly, we are blessed! What a happy day.
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