Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Merry, Merry Christmas

Why I love Christmas:
I feel a little more giving.
I feel a little more patient.
I feel a little more loving.
I feel a little kinder towards others.

This was probably one of the best Christmases our family has had to date. It was calm, it was simple, it was peaceful, it was wonderful. Some of our highlights:

We start out Christmas Eve morning with breakfast - this year we picked Village Inn. Delicious!

We spent a quiet evening with some cousins - This is Cam and Will. They are the best of friends - most of the time!

We open ONE present on Christmas Eve - wow - we all got Christmas pajamas!

Cameron woke at 6 a.m., screeching into our room yelling "he came, he came! Santa came! Get up, get up, get up!" Here is a shot of the peace before the ripping started.

Cameron with his favorite gift - skateboard ramps!

Ashlie with her favorite things - all of them! She was most excited about her longboard and a NEW CAMERA!!! The camera, however, broke the second time she used it. Luckily, mom emailed Santa the next day and he shipped her a replacement. She got the new (working) camera on Monday. Life is good again!

Taylor and her favorite gifts - new clothes and a new camera. Luckily, Taylor's camera worked just fine. No emails to Santa necessary.
What a wonderful, wonderful holiday season our family had. We were surrounded by giving, loving family and friends.
I love each and every one of my family, friends and neighbors. The delicious meals, the wonderful gifts, the much appreciated visits were all so heartwarming. Merry Christmas to all of you. I love you all dearly!

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