Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Sorta White Christmas

I was not expecting to have a white Christmas this year, especially since on Sunday the temperature was nearly 70 degrees outside!  It turned cold again, and we had blizzard conditions on Christmas Eve in the morning.  By Christmas morning, it was below freezing, with a dusting of white remaining everywhere.

We spent the weekend with JP's sister in Virginia since we stayed home for Christmas day.  We worked together to make nearly 100 tamales, which we stuffed ourselves with, and brought home several dozen frozen ones for later.  We went out for dinner on Sunday, and were seated next to Santa!  J and cousin H sat on his lap for a photo op.

 
Miss L threw a temper tantrum that lasted every bit of 3 hours on Sunday night.  She ended up losing the opportunity to have a Birthday party with her friends, as well as some other things.  We were both embarrassed and furious with her.  She was apparently exorcised during the night, and woke with her typical charming and loving persona.

L serenely sewing before she became possessed
 
The girls were VERY excited last night, so we told them that they were not allowed to come in our room until 8:00 this morning.  L set the alarm on the cell phone that she plays with, and although I heard them up and around at 7:15 (and I joined them in the great room), they kept their word, and did not go in our bedroom to wake JP until 8!

Typically we make the girls struggle through breakfast and dishes before opening presents, but today we let them head to the tree first thing.  They were both already dressed in their Christmas finest, even  J, who is usually in PJ's!


It was a relaxing day, and we enjoyed being together as a family.

I'll leave you with this photo of JP from Christmas 1972:

 
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

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