Christmas 2012

Christmas morning this year….

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After some lazing around in bed, we listened to the story, from The Nativity by Julie Vivas, our tradition.

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We ate cinnamon rolls and skyped with the Mast grandparents, but maybe some of us were thinking about opening presents.

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The kids opened stockings- favorites were elephant bracelets for the girls, personal jars of olives, and these “free pass” tickets that include late bedtimes, skipping showers, and long talking times.

DSC_0067Silas was so pleased with his new cars characters.  He immediately wanted to line the new ones up with the old ones and get a picture.

DSC_0079The kids got lots of books for presents and we took several long breaks from opening gifts to read. Silas loved his new “Going on a Bear Hunt” book from Claire and Eliza.

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We opened the package from my parents- thank you, Mom and Dad!! And I got the calendar, an annual tradition, designed by Rebekah this year. Love it! Miss you!

DSC_0086Claire, taking a break to read Emily Climbs.

DSC_0089Some McDonald’s delivery.

DSC_0092Books and dolls. It’s what they love.

DSC_0096Presents from Mast grandparents- more cars= happy boy.

DSC_0106Tom got a new toy too- remote control helicopter- a blur with lights in this pic!

DSC_0126A little Christmas swim.  🙂 Dietrich and Abbey skyped and we got to sing together a little- although skype delay makes that a funny challenge!

DSC_0128The rest of our day was so relaxed- full of reading, playing games, doing puzzles, Mandie movie, and shrimp for Christmas supper.

It was such a good day to worship, rest, be together as a family, enjoy giving, enjoy gifts, and to be thankful!

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One thought on “Christmas 2012

  1. Anita says:

    I love that Claire is reading the “Emily” books–that was one of my favorite Christmas presents a few years ago! Thanks for the peek into your celebrations! I love seeing your kids’ glowing eyes!

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