This year we had another quiet Christmas at home. The kids all got wonderful gifts that they loved and Adam and I enjoyed their excitement. Later in the afternoon the Anderson's arrived from Mesa and we all had a lovely ham dinner together, and enjoyed a fun evening of playing games and eating sweets.
One different thing about Christmas this year was, thanks to Daisy (who is still going thru a destructive puppy phase), we weren't able to put our gifts under the tree. They were all stored safely away out of sight until Christmas Eve. It was so nice not to have the kids constantly obsessing over presents. Instead of counting, sorting, shaking and talking about presents we all just enjoyed the beauty of the tree and Nativity. I loved it so much, I think we will have a new tradition of not putting gifts out until Christmas Eve. It also made Christmas morning all the more exciting!