I hope all of you had a wonderful CHRISTmas! We had such a great time together as a family. We didn't get to go to Arizona this year, so it was just our little family, and that was perfect!! We enjoyed some old family traditions and made some new ones.
Christmas Eve we baked cookies and listened to carols and then watched The Santa Clause. Christmas Eve service was AMAZING and really focused us to the reason for this special day. We came home and the girls got to open one presents - Christmas (Tinkerbell) PJs, and then we watched The Nativity Story, put out the reindeer food and cookies for Santa, Aubrey sang Happy Birthday to baby Jesus in our Nativity and then off to bed!!!!
Rolland and I played Santa and toasted with champagne to a job well done... It was a busy, but perfect day!
Aubrey was so excited for Christmas morning that she woke up at 3:30!! It took an hour, but I finally got her to go to sleep. (I told her Santa hadn't made it to our house yet, and couldn't until she was asleep. What am I going to do without the Santa incentive at bedtime now?!) So at 7:30 we were ready for Christmas. The girls were so happy with their Santa presents that they didn't really care to open the rest until after breakfast - so much different than me as a kid, a give it a couple of more years. Rebekah loved her new Princess dolls and dress up and didn't take her gloves and shoes off all day! Rolland surprised me with a new wedding / anniversary band. AMAZING! I was totally shocked and it is BEAUTIFUL. The boy did good, he is off the hook for the rest of the year (hee, hee... OK I'll give him next year too!) He liked his gift too - a PSP, so he can play FIFA Soccer from anywhere now! All of us made a haul...thanks AZ family for all the wonderful gifts! The rest of the day was spent playing with all of our new toys and watching movies, eating too much, and enjoying each other. It was a very Merry Christmas!!!