Friday, January 1, 2010
First post of the new year!
Christmas at our house was a bit slow to start, given we couldn't hardly get everyone together at one time to get the decorating done! Between the kid's social life and Patrick, Eric, and my work schedules, we didn't even get the tree decorated until just a couple of days before Christmas eve, but once it was done, it was gorgeous!
Eric had to work on Christmas eve, but I was blessed to be off, and we set up web cams between my computer and Liisa's laptop at my mom's, so we all got to be a part of the Christmas Eve celebrations at my mothers. The little kids really liked being able to talk to us and get an instantaneous response, and we got to see everyone's expressions as they opened their gifts from us. It wasn't as wonderful as being there in person, but it was a close second.
Christmas day began with the kids being up when Eric got home from work. Rei made coffee for us, and we gathered in the living room, bleary-eyed but excited too. Rei passed out the gifts, then we opened them using a new tradition: we went from oldest to youngest, which meant starting with me! I made a "snuggy" for Eric out of bowling.
Posted by Reina at 7:35 PM