Friday, December 26, 2008
Even though we couldn't be with family and friends, we still had a great Christmas. The kids woke up around 9 and we headed downstairs to see what Santa left. First we opened the stockings and then headed for the tree.
All of us were spoiled and recieved more than we probably should have (pics will be posted later of the kids with their gifts). After presents and our traditional egg-nog french toast we popped in a few new movies and enjoyed the peaceful day.
We had dinner around 5 and it was divine. Our feast included turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, cranberries, potatoes and gravy, and baked corn. We had plenty of tasty treats around for dessert but NO ONE had room for it. We had phone calls with family and friends as well as happy kids reveling in their new toys. Most importantly it was a day to remember the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We hope that as a family we can always remember the true meaning of Christmas. The bright packages and beautiful decorations help this time of year sparkle but the true light only comes when we acknowledge our Redeemer. Hopefully you had a Merry Christmas and are as blessed as we are. We love you and Happy 2009!