Unfortunately, Aron got sick on Christmas morning and was pretty much out of commission most of the day. He was able to stay engaged for gift opening, but otherwise, he rested and thankfully, today he is better. This Christmas was a first in our family--doing our morning entirely alone with just our family and I really loved it. We did Aron's side of the family's Christmas last week and my sister and her family were in town for a week leading up to Christmas and we enjoyed time with them. Alas, my folks were not able to make it out this year and we missed them terribly (although we enjoyed a Skype chat with everyone).Earlier in the week, M playing with cousin Jacob under our tree
We made cinnamon rolls, read and talked about the Christmas story over breakfast, opened the last square on our Advent calendar, then opened gifts. It was a very low-key day, but truly wonderful to be together and enjoy our day as a family. And it was one of those days where I sensed God's rich presence more deeply. And I felt like I was really able to take it in and not let it pass me by.
Best gift we could get C--a "Home Depot" tool set
Yes, she was pretty much ecstatic about getting Silly Putty!
Kate's 1st Christmas--what a little CUTIE!