Afterward we came back to our house and had food and family time. It's been such a long time since my family has been together. We all live such busy lives.
Christmas day brought breakfast, gifts, smiles and some hugs and thank yous. It also brought Sammi into our home via Skype. What a miracle that is. She looks so beautiful and happy. She will be home as early as May 3rd, but may extend until June 14th. We'll see what she decides.
Since I do the bulk of the Christmas shopping, I get to be Santa. The children open gifts from one another on Christmas eve. Clint had to work, so he came and opened his before he went on shift.
Christmas morning brought some tired folks to the livingroom. Erin got the coat she asked for already last year. I couldn't find one in her size last year, but I found it this year!
Andrew has been begging for a portable DVD player for a year now. I found one on black Friday and bought it. He was so excited and happy that he came later in the day and hugged me and told me thank you and that he loved me. Was it worth buying? You bet it was!
Tom is always easy to buy for. He loves everything he gets. He got Mariocart which not only excited him but his siblings as well. He also got this Elmo shirt from his dad. Elmo just happens to be Adam's favorite Sesame Street character. Needless to say, Adam was quite intrigued by Tom's shirt. Tom even let him get close to enough to touch Elmo.