We had a very quiet Christmas day which is just how I like it. We got to sleep in until 8:30, which was nice since Santa's helpers were up until 1:30 am wrapping, arranging, installing, and all that other Christmassy jazz.
The girls were THRILLED. Some friends from the ward had some girls who had outgrown some of their Little People sets, and those were the big attraction for the girls. They has so much fun, and it took us a while to convince them that there was other stuff to open up. They got fun tutus and book from Heather, blankets at CD's from Grandma Jones, plush bears from Grandma Goodman, new Christmas dresses from Mommy and Daddy, and plenty of other fun things. They are well loved.
Ross and I were pretty spoiled. His sister gave him the Work and the Glory series, my sister got him the first volume of The Joseph Smith Papers, and my mom got him Undaunted by Gerald Lund. We both got some fun blankets, Ross and my mom both gave me some beautiful nativity sets, and Ross and I gave each other cologne and perfume. We were well loved.
After the presents were all opened and some of the wrapping was put away- we had some cinnamon rolls for breakfast. We considered going to a restaurant for lunch, but we couldn't find anything that we liked that was open- so I got to work in the kitchen and made an awesome ham and potatoes dinner.
We spent the evening watching one of our new movies (oh- we got new movies!) and giving each other massages and tickling the girls. Good times! Such good times! I love Christmas, and while I missed seeing my family, it was nice to not have anywhere to be or any obligations to fulfill. It was just me and my sweet little family that I love so very much.
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