Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Day

Christmas morning started a little late, getting to bed at 2 AM didn't help. Going to 4 Christmas Eve services was great, but it tends to wear you out. We started out our day with Jeremiah, Kate, and Leah. We had breakfast and opened gifts.
Leah had more fun with the paper and ribbons than the gifts. Children are so easily entertained, too bad we grow up.
At noon we headed to Joanne's cousin Charlene's house for lunch. When we got there Charlene told me to get ready for a real redneck Christmas. All Charlene's daughters were there with their families. The lunch was great and she overstated the redneck stuff. What's a little beer, chewing tobacco, snuff, gun shooting, and mud trucking among family?
We all sat around the living room opening gifts and telling stories on each other. We had a lot of laughs and a fun afternoon.
We then went to my folks house for dinner. My sister Karen was with us this year and Jeremiah, Kate, and Leah joined us. We had a great evening; eating, laughing, and sharing gifts.

A Christmas day with family and friends, it doesn't get much better than that. That is unless we had been able to be with more family and more friends. For those family and friends we unfortunately didn't have with us this year, I hope you had a Merry and Blessed Christmas.

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