We were woken this morning by our ecstatic boys, and we made them wait, while we got ready, and The Geologist went out to the living room, ready to film their joy. And there was a LOT of joy. Santa came through, with popguns, and more art supplies than any two kids should ever need. Bracken made a new friend, and has been snuggling it ever since. There's snow outside!!
Gift-wise, this was the most thoughtful, meaningful Christmas we've ever had. Most things weren't even expensive! Go figure! :) Unlike previous years, the boys wanted to stop and play with each and every gift. Kids sometimes tend to rip off wrapping and say, "Thank you! What's next?" but not this year. One of my gifts made me cry, and you will laugh when I tell you which one, but I won't tell you until next week, ha! Which leads me to an apology. We leave bright and early tomorrow morning for Missouri, and will be there till Sunday(ish). I could spend today getting all of my posts ready for the week... I probably should have done it sooner... but I'd just rather drink in this Christmas. I'm sorry!! I'll be back on Monday, I promise, with all of those yummy recipes I promised! (and I'm going to go take them off yesterday's post) I hope you can forgive me, smile, and drink in your Christmas as well. I love you all.
Today is a day of joy and giving. To us, it is the birthday of our Savior, who was born to help us all find our way Home, and this year I truly feel that gift in every moment. Even if that is not what Christmas means to you, I hope you have a wonderful, joyful, perfect Christmas.