I love those people! I'm so glad that we could all be together this year. Twelve people in our living room is getting to be a bit much though... We might have to move the festivities to the family room soon!
Josh, Karen, & Aiden, and Amber & Tino came to our house for Christmas Eve - eating dinner, singing Christmas carols and hymns, & reading the nativity story, then Amber and Tino went home; Josh, Karen, and Aiden slept over. This morning Amber and Tino came back at 6 a.m. for The Opening of the Gifts. (Note to self: next year, no earlier than 7! ;)
OH! This was a funny thing: While reading in Luke 2, Amber found the first smiley face. Take a look in verse 4.
After gift opening, I made pancakes and sausage. After that, I am not responsible for the empty calories consumed by all ;)
Then, Amber and Tino went to Tino's family's celebration. Josh, Karen, and Aiden went home, too; poor Karen was feeling very sick. Jared went to sleep to get ready for his graveyard shift tonight. And Bill went to rest, since he didn't sleep much during the night.
Which left Steve, Emily, Matt, Michael and me to play, eat, read, watch tv, and eventually I took a nap - passed out was more like it. Holy cow! 1 a.m. - 6 a.m. just wasn't enough sleep!
This picture pretty much sums up the day:
Content. Peaceful. And very sleepy. ;)
I hope that you had a Very Merry Christmas, with family love, lots of treats, and that certain something that you'd wished for.
Merry Christmas, my friends!