On Christmas Eve & Christmas, I feel like radiant beams from heaven just bathe us with the Love that binds us. Deep in my heart, this incredible gratitude wells up and seems to pour over into everything. And I get to soak in my family and see the magic in our kids' eyes - love!
We spent the rest of Christmas Eve reading books, watching movies (including our traditional "Rick Steves Christmas in Europe" and "Shrek the Halls") and bouncing together on the trampoline.
On Christmas morning, after reading the letter and examining the shark tooth left by the Tooth Fairy substitute (Gryffy's class elf, Scout), the kids dutifully sat at the top of the stairs, with the manger empty at the landing, awaiting the arrival of the Baby Jesus whilst belting "Jingle Bells" and "Feliz Navidad." As soon as Jesus arrived, they proceeded downstairs.
I found this Grinch at Barnes & Noble and knew G would love it - green's his favorite color.
And mischief managed - Mark got me a spellbinding black mug that reveals the Marauder's Map when warm!
Some stocking stuffers. Gryffy always talks about his "curly sexy hair" because of this hair gel. Ha!
Just look at the kids' stunned faces!
Gryffy bought Googly Eyes, the game, for Lorelei, so we all played it as a family. It was awesome fun!
And God bless us, everyone!