Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Our Christmas Season part 4

When I was little, my brother & I used to wake up in the wee hours of the morning & sneak into the den to see what presents were under the tree.  Everything was wrapped, so we didn't know what we were getting, but the excitement of seeing the presents & shaking them to figure out what was inside was so much fun.  Needless to say, we didn't sleep much that night.

I told the kids this story a few years back & now they have adopted this tradition.  The funny thing was, they were not very quite.  I was awaken at 3 a.m. by loud whispers of "Come on, Collin, it's time to check out our presents."  A few minutes later: " WOW!  Look at that big present."  It was so fun to listen to them.

Will's favorite present of all...... Starbuck's gift card.

Faith received many wonderful presents, but her favorite was this spin top that she found at Books -A-Million & fell in love with. 

Collin wanted a Clemson pillow case.  He never saw me sewing on the sewing machine, so he didn't think he was going to get it.  He was so excited.

 The big gifts were........

A Karate kicking mat  &
 The Wii Fit Plus                      

Will's scarf.

Faith's Puppy scarf.

Collin's Clemson scarf.

After opening our presents, we had our Christmas breakfast & then played with all of our presents for the rest of the afternoon. 

We celebrated Christmas Dinner at Mammy & Papa's house with Uncle Kyle, Aunt Leahan, Ashton & Nathan. (cousins.)

Our Christmas continued the next day with a White "after" Christmas.  What a fun day.

 Living in the Southeast, we don't get a lot of snow.  We are lucky to get some every few years.  To have snow after Christmas is almost unheard of.  The day after Christmas always seems a little sad.  What a blessing to have a fun day.

I love snow angels.  Faith & Collin had so much fun making them.

We didn't have a heavy snow, but it was beautiful none the less.

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