Sunday, December 27, 2015

A very Merry Christmas

Our Christmas was perfect! 

We woke up, made cinnamon rolls, and then let Man Cub open his little presents.  He got a fire truck, fire man hat, an airplane, and a light up bouncy ball.  We don't go all out for Christmas, but he had a blast opening his presents!  I think next year will be even more fun when he understands why we give presents.

After breakfast, we Skyped with Isaac's family so we could open presents with them.  That was fun too, and it's nice to be able to have them in our living room without having to drive 20 hours. 

Man Cub took a good nap, and then we headed to my parents' house for the evening.  The adults played a new game, or at least a new to us game.  I had purchased several little treats and wrapped each one, one inside the other.  We had games, kitchen utensils, small gift cards, candy, DVDs, and the 'big' gift was an Amazon gift card.  Each layer had a gift and instruction with it, such as, 'Pass the present 3 to the right' or 'Pass the gift to the oldest player'.  It was a lot of fun, but next year it's been requested we have more layers and sillier instructions.  Will do!

On the 26th, we went back to my parents' house for Christmas breakfast and presents with my side of the family.  It was a laid back day of watching 3 dogs and a baby play and play and play.  Oh, and really good food!  I love days with my family because we always seem to be too busy to do this often.  What a treat.

Christmas Day always seems like a bit of a let down after 4 weeks of Advent.  Maybe that's why I like Advent so much.  It stretches on and on, focuses on Jesus and preparing us for Him, and then gently ends with Christmas Day.  I can't wait for January 1 when the SRT study on Genesis begins.  Who else is joining in on this story of beginnings?

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