This year was crazy as usual but interestingly enough, not as crazy as years past! Hubby and I sort of walked around in a daze at times when we realized that we weren't being called every half a nano second to open something up or to put something together or to find the half an inch long critical piece to a thousand piece Leggo set that was (surprise, surprise) lost! There were NO Leggos this year! NO Bionicles! No Imaginex! NO Hot Wheel Tracks! NO Little People play sets!!!!
Hooray and Sniff Sniff!!!!
My babies are growing up and while it made for an easier morning, I still find myself longing just a bit for the days of finding those half inch pieces of Leggos in my sofa cushions, Hot Wheel tracks winding their way through my house and Sara and Eddie touring underfoot in their little yellow school bus.
Um, yeah, on second thought, make that two "hooray's" and just one "sniff!" Hehe!!!
I even had to purchase this...
A gift for Christian's, gulp, girlfriend!!!!!! OK, back to 2 sniff sniff's and one great big YIKES!!
Anyway, we had a great day. It was long but it was good!
Even though things were a bit tight this year, Santa was still good to the kids! Don't know what I am going to use as a threat now, for good behavior!!! Sigh!
Hubby and I feel very blessed.
Even though finances are tough this year, things just happened over and over that reassured us that the Lord was providing and would handle it for us this year!!
We made our traditional Reindeer food,
With LOTS of sprinkles
unfortunately, we ate them too...
until there were none left for Santa!
Thank goodness for Chips Ahoy!
Even Memow got a present
although I am not sure she appreciated it!
As happy as a clam!!
The very best gift this Momma got was a big bag of "treasures" from my wonderful, large hearted children!
My wonderful children emptied their piggy banks and treasure boxes and wrapped up many of their most valued possessions to give to us!!!! A precious gift from their beautiful hearts!
After a full morning of gift giving and unwrapping, we moved the party to JuJu's house!
We played Hearts
Hope you all had a really wonderful Christmas!!!!!
Merry Christmas to all - a day late!!!!
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