Christmas Eve we went to the candlelight service at church before heading over to spend the evening with family. After dinner and a couple of gifts the kids were begging us to take them home so they could go to bed! Seriously, they couldn’t get home fast enough.
Santa did stop by. He treated us all well this year! Trace got a video game and some gaming stuff. Caden got his beloved Nerf gun and Paige was thrilled with her PINK Leapster! We told them no one could be out of bed before 7am and I am still amazed at the fact that they actually do it! They sat not-so-very patiently on the stairs waiting for Rick and I to get up. Other hits this year included Legos for both boys, a magic kit for Trace and Pillow Pets for Caden and Paige. Paige was also thrilled with her Twinkle Toes (shoes that light up) from Aunt Kim. I was blessed with a new language learning program that rivals Rosetta Stone. So expect to be hearing some Mandarin soon!
The aftermath is never pretty is it? We had a wonderful Christmas this year with many blessings – not the least of which included family and friends! By Sunday we were all pretty exhausted and spent most of the day doing – well, not much.