It snowed here a few days before Christmas, which made it quite pretty.
Brian, Lauren, and Liam were able to come and stay for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. You see, when Brian was about 3 years old, we got he and Sean some larger Fisher-Price toys that could not be taken to my parents’ home on Christmas day. So we decided that we’d just wake up Christmas Eve morning and pretend it was Christmas and give them their gifts. Then the next day we’d get up and go to my parents’ house. We have done this ever since.
Since Brian and Lauren got married, they have come and spent the night on the night before Christmas eve so that they are here bright and early Christmas morning. In spite of their move a couple of hours away, they were able to do so again this year.
Years ago, my sister and her husband would come over on Christmas Eve around noon or so to see what the kids had received for Christmas. This became something that we have done ever since, except that once my kids were older and they had children, we started going to their house. We usually eat lunch together. This year they’ve moved closer to us out in the country, away from very many restaurants. Then add the fact that we are eating differently this year, made for a bit different dinner than we have for the last several years. But change can be good.
On our way to my sister and her family’s home.Liam decided that neither Nana nor Grandma would do today. So Brian read the pop-up story book of the nativity called, The Good News, I think.Dinner preparations. Sean got a new game for Christmas and we enjoyed playing it quite a bit over the holiday week! It was good to see some pairings that are not the norm.
Until next time, God bless,