My 17 and 19 year olds were almost worse than little kids in their impatience to open gifts. We were able to nix their plan to set alarms for 5 a.m. but were still up and opening long before I would have liked. My favorite present this year- a set of the angel candle holders like I had when I was a little girl given to me by my children.
After church we loaded the van with poinsettias from the sanctuary and headed to the nursing home to make deliveries to people who were unable to get out to a Christmas service personally.
By 1:00 we were back home for the day. Everyone scrambled back into p.j.s and slippers. We pulled together finger foods and a pot of hot tea on a tray and headed to the family room for games and the latest Harry Potter movie.
Once the sun went down I took a few shots of Christmas lights at night while my son took a "power nap" hoping to convince others to play games with him into the wee hours. When I finally did get into bed that night I realized I still had on my special earrings that remind me of festive ornaments. I had worn them to church and then apparently with my pajamas for the rest of the day-a merry touch!
As always Christmas was one of the very best days of the year. I hope it was a safe, healthy, fun-filled day for you as well.