Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Scenes From Christmas

Sam and Jo...Ready to finally open their presents!

Sam reading what I wrote to him...I gave him my favorite book from when I was a little girl.

The only part of the day that got me choked up...Sam and Jo on the phone with their grandparents, wishing them a Merry Christmas. It was very sad.

Mom and Boys

I carried on a tradition of my Mother's by getting a birthday cake for Jesus.

Amanda, Steve and the girls join us for Christmas lunch.

It was a nice day and much better than I expected. While I missed my family and friends very much, it was the MOST relaxing holiday I've ever had! I wasn't sure what to do with myself...Not running from house to house with a bunch of presents and luggage in the cold! I'm not even sure I stepped outside the whole day!

The boys got their requested gifts..Sam and his video games and Josiah and all the pirate stuff, but they have no idea what the "Big" gift is that us on its way to our house as I write this.

Milo...A puppy!

Sam overheard us talking this morning because as of ten...Milo had gone to the bathroom in every way and puked for my father-in-law who is so graciously bringing him down. Poor Pop-Pop! Sam thinks he's figured out the gift and is getting a guinea pig!

Pop-Pop is also bringing my husband his "Big" gift...A pick-up truck!

My "Big" gift will arrive around 6 when my dad and mom pull up.

So, it's been a full weekend and while there's much more to come..I am looking forward to getting back to the mundane of things. Holidays are nice but they are often a mirror, reminding me of the things that are the hardest about life. Steph and I have talked alot these last few days about accepting what we see and being thankful that we've got help with whatever comes our way! Right, girl?

I hope you all had a wonderful day...


Steph said...

Looks like a good time. Can't wait to hear how Milo reacts to all the new love.

Steph said...

You are in SO much trouble!!! It is 7:15 your time and I haven't heard anything???? Is he there? Did he make it okay? Do the boys like him? Feedback - I need FEEDBACK! If you don't call me tonight, then I'd better log on to a new "welcome Milo" post. I'm envisioning all kinds of things here!?

Setrn said...

Great post Charity. My Christmas was as good as could be expected, and the kids all had a great time. I miss you guys like crazy. I hope the boys are excited about their special new gift. Love and miss you, Sandy

Anonymous said...

i wanna see pictures of the new puppy!