Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!!

Merry Christmas!!! What a blessed day. Mom, Dad, Colleen, Mark, Fernanda, Dylan, Chris, Guy and I aaaaallll gathered in our living room last night.

We had homemade potato soup, sandwiches and brownies. We couldn't eat or get the kitchen cleaned fast enough!

Before we opened our gifts, I used one of my nativity sets and told the boys the Christmas story.

It is so much fun to watch the kids playing with their new toys. I played Santa and passed out the presents with lots of movies and cameras snapping.

At the end Fernanda sent Mark on a scavenger hunt to find his gift. He went all through the house, upstairs, downstairs, out to the mailbox, and ended up in the backseat of my Acura where he found a new golf club.

Then it was time for the boys' scavenger hunt. They, too, were sent all over the house. They ended up in the laundry where they found new bicycles. Unfortunately, it was dark and raining outside, so they had to be set aside for the moment. There certainly was no lack of other things to play with.

Santa always comes by in a firetruck, sitting on top with a spotlight on him, throwing candy to all the kids. We all huddled under the porch area of the front of our house, listening to the siren, waiting eagerly for him to drive by (in the rain) sitting inside the cab. This is the first time I can remember it ever raining on Christmas eve. This morning the sun has come out, and it is 62 degrees. I told Guy someone should have posted a sign at the entrance to Riverwoods that says, "Drive Slowly! Children playing with new toys!"

Now this morning the "kids" are playing their toys!

We hope all of you and yours are enjoying this wonderful Christmas day!

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