Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas 2009... Day 408 25DEC09

Today was the big day! The boys made it to 7:00 a.m. before they bounded into our room and shouted out "Merry Christmas!" You could have powered a medium sized town with the energy they were beaming out. SO we got out of bed, made some coffee (for Dad's health) and set them to opening presents. Our tree was pretty well under penned with presents this year and that would not have been the case without the caring and generosity of a lot of people some of whom we may never meet. Our heartfelt thanks and wishes for a Merry Christmas to all the special people who cared enough to help our children have a wonderful day.

Joshua finally let the reins out a little on the monster inside this morning, a combination of excess energy and lack of sleep. Nothing that required triage but a few close calls. Jamie, Christian, and Allie arived right after lunch to spend some time with us. This is our granddaughters first Christmas and she was having a fine time getting spoiled by everybody.

We headed over to Renee's parents for dinner and more family time. The meal was wonderful and I am sure that I am up at least 5 pounds in the last two days. The house was full of kids and the noise and excitement was wonderful. It was great to be at home for Christmas this year and to be able to spend it with all of our loved ones. Big change from last Christmas :)

Want to know how great that is? Just ask Allie.


Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

You and Jarrod look so happy! Glad to hear you had such a beautiful Christmas.

And little Allie is absolutely adorable. I bet she enjoyed all the sights and sounds.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


Jamie(Sister) said...

We had a great Christmas with the family!!! =)Allie had a blast talking to everyone! I cant believe how much she talked yesterday!! =) Especially to grandma and grandpa. =) She is feeling alot better today. We love you guys and we are soo happy that everyone was here! Joshua you did a great job staying out of the hosptial for Christmas bud. ;)


Laura and Frank said...

Merry Christmas to you! Allie is a beauty! I know everyone had a wonderful time and we are so happy that you were home for Christmas this year. Love,Laura & Frank