Wednesday, December 26

Santa has landed...

..and he left my living room a mess. Well Christmas has come and gone but we are still flying high. To begin the Christmas celebration we partook and Jack participated in the Christmas Eve service. Jack did a stellar job singing "Away in a Manger" and "Silent Night". He looked so handsome in his Christmas clothes. After the service we joined lots of other families from church for the annual Christmas eve party at Jon's parents house. There was lots of food and lots of fun...including skits.
Christmas morning we awoke to find that Santa had been listening and brought the loot that each family member had hoped for. Jack got Mack the Truck from the Cars movie, Mommy got a panini maker and beautiful earrings, and Daddy "the practical" got a new sonicare toothbrush & and xbox game. After the hullabaloo at our home we went to my parents house for Christmas breakfast and gifts. It was so fun to have Kendra and Travis there this year- last year they lived in Colorado. It was great to be together as a family.
Come Christmas afternoon we were on the road (for a whopping 5 minutes). We made our way to Jon's parents house were we opened the long anticipated stockings, ate a fantastic meal together and enjoyed gift opening. By far the most odd gift of the season was received by Jack. He received a 4 ft tall iron giraffe statue...what? It was part of the zoo membership that nan and pop gave him. Great gift but where the heck do I put a 4 ft giraffe that the kiddo loves?
As our evening came to an end we came home, unloaded the car and each hid away with our loot and then it was early to bed. Ahhh....a day of celebration and family. It really doesn't get much better than that. We hope that your day was also filled with the joy of family.