All in all it was a very fine Chistmas. We didn't get the blizzard like last year and for that, I am thankful. My daughter got me up at seven in the morning, it was still dark but she just couldn't stand it anymore. We had to drag the boy out of bed. Since he's fourteen and a half, getting early is not as much fun as it once was on Christmas morning.
Last night, after my daughter went to bed, he just kept hanging around in the living room. I finally got tired and took their stockings down and went to my room. He followed his dad around and finally asked, 'is this about when Santa comes? I want to see him!' My husband took him into our bedroom and sitting on my bed was Santa! She even had on a red hat! He laughed and laughed and went to bed....if I'd have known it was that easy to get him to bed, I'd have done that years ago!
My in-laws came over this morning for our traditional breakfast. It was relaxing to sit and just visit for a few hours. They went off to pack for the trip they are leaving for in a few days. We goofed off for several hours, playing with all the toys and picking up. It's fun to see the kids play with the new things they get every year. Now, it seems, that mostly it's electronics but that's the age they are now.
When we sat down to eat our late lunch, it was baked ham with cherry sauce, twice-baked potato casserole and salad; we thanked God for allowing us to be together. It was a quiet Christmas dinner at home. We decided during the meal that after we'd cleaned up, we'd go into town to our church and help out a bit. Some our church members host a Christmas dinner and give-a-way for those that need it in Claremore. It's for people in our church who don't have a family close or those in the community that need a warm meal. The church donates mostly kid stuff for people to 'shop' for after they eat.
It does amaze me that there are needy within my community. I tend to forget that not everyone has a warm home and as much 'stuff' as they can stuff into their surroundings. It felt good to help out in the small way we did.
All in all, it was a very good Christmas!