Even though this time of year can make us feel really removed from our family and friends, we can appreciate that our aloneness allows the kids to move through Christmas day at their own pace. Of their own accord, each gift that was opened was played with (some for hours) before the next was opened. This would be very difficult if we had a schedule to keep, but for us it was a beautiful way to spend the day as a family. We were opening the last gifts just before bed.
|Ready for Christmas morning ... complete with Guatemalan nativity scene.|
|Christmas morning -- getting into stockings, playing checkers on the handmade board from Jason & crafting with new supplies.|
|Mabel wearing her gift from Luke -- butterfly wings!|
I still managed to get at least our Christmas Tree Coffeecake made :)