Monday, January 31, 2011
The scene was set. Each ornament carefully hung, and each gift carefully placed under the glowing tree. The Stockings were filled with love, and other treats, while the warm plate of cookies were enjoyed. Everything was perfect, and ready for our children to awake, and fill the house with excitement. Craig and I layed in our warm cozy bed waiting to hear the squills of joy drift into our room as the kids saw what Santa had left for them in the night. We waited...and waited some more. I checked the clock and it was 7:30, so I crept upstairs to get a look..no one stirred. Craig and I got the video camera all set up, ate breakfast, and started to get bored. The kids finally woke up at 9:15! They stayed up so LATE on Christmas eve trying to catch Santa that they just couldn't open their eyes, hahaha.
We took our time opening gifts, and simply enjoyed every minute. My Dad and Annabeth stopped in a little later, and he read the kids a sweet Christmas story. We eventually got dressed and spent the rest of the day with the Hall family playing games, eating good food, and laughing. Life was good