I'm typing on my beautiful new macbook. How's that for a happy Christmas?!?
Christmas day is such a surreal and special day for my family. I was actually awake before the kiddos, which is no small feat when you have 3 little ones under the age of 10. I was groggy and laying in bed waiting to hear the sound of their
Family tradition states that we must get our stockings from the mantle and pile into Mom and Dad's room. Then we tear through them, the stockings that is, not our parents. After that, its back downstairs for coffee (hallelujah, amen!) and dad reading Luke's gospel account of Jesus's birth (Hallelujah, Amen!).
And then presents.
My favorite gift that I gave this year was actually found last minute on Christmas Eve at an antique store. It was an old storage crate with "microscopes" stamped onto the side and wooden dividers inside. It went to my brother Daniel. It was so eclectic, and he's eclectic, I figured it'd work. It did!
Christmas dinner was much lower in intensity than thanksgiving dinner. We has approximately 20 less people at our table. My grandparents woke up to 9 inches of snow and couldn't make the drive to see us. Welcome to the north. Dinner was still delicious, even if the turkey didn't get as toasty as usual. I suggested using my creme brûlée torch to finish it off.
It brings a whole new meaning to the song "Bring a torch Jeannette Isabella". Maybe their turkey wasn't crisping up properly either? I took to calling my sister Jeanette Isabella for the rest of the afternoon. Let me tell you, she loved that.
Oh, and the surprise that we pulled off on Christmas Eve...