Saturday, December 25, 2004

Merry Christmas

I'm feeling a little like an adult today. Big Daddy and I managed to put together Monkey's rocking horse, place all the presents under the tree and load the stockings with goodies last night. We awoke this morning and hung the stockings and made coffee before Monkey woke. It was nice not to have to spend all our time traveling just to be on someone else's schedule for Christmas.
Yesterday we went to the afternoon church service at church and then came home and made a nice dinner - standing rib roast, roasted potatoes and green beans. We ate some christmas cookies and read The Night Before Christmas, then Monkey went quietly to bed.
This morning was classic Christmas. Monkey was a pro at opening presents. No more fumbling. She gutted each package and had the gift out in seconds. The grandmothers were over generous this year. I suspect it has something to do with not being able to see her. My mother managed to call before 7 a.m. (her time) to wish us a Merry Christmas. We had our traditional Christmas morning breakfast of biscuits and gravy. Now we have time to play with all the new toys, try on the new clothes and just enjoy each other's company. What am I doing writing?
Later this afternoon we are going to go visit my friend, Tonia, and her family. The kids can play together and we adults can enjoy a little wine and good company.

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