Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It's Christmas!

This morning while everyone was sleeping, cookies got baked.  


Grandpa came over and put together a bike.  Shhhh....don't tell Logan!
Hungry on Christmas eve?  Better head to wienerschnitzel for chili dogs.

Just because.
Brian was thrilled...we let him get a footlong chili dog.
Should've wrapped it up for Christmas and put it under the tree.
Grandma and Grandpa, totally relaxed.
Our family tradition is to go to church at 5:00pm (though I do think we might make the leap to the 11:00pm service soon, now that we no longer have little boys) and then off to Maggiano's for a late supper.  It is so fun and festive there, plus the food is great...and makes for an incredibly relaxed mom who doesn't have to try and do it all.

We then come home and open one gift each...and it's always the same thing every year.  Something that makes us all match for Christmas morning.


M and I then stay up late and drink ridiculously priced expensive champagne and watch It's a Wonderful Life before collapsing into bed...only to be awoken a few hours later by one boy or another.

This year, I'll have the coffee pot ready to go and once they turn it on and the pot is full...then they can wake us up.

Hmmmm....maybe we should start a tradition where they BRING us coffee in bed and once we've had a cup, THEN we open presents.

I'm sure that'll fly.



  1. Oh Brian will love his new little bike, especially the training weels!

    Merry Christmas!!!!!

  2. Oh, I thought the bike was for Matthew! He'll be SO disappointed that it's not for him.

    I can see that xerxes guy is up early this morning. Doesn't he know he should be helping around the house? After all, they are having company this afternoon.


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