Christmas eve, is our time to remember that Christ and our Church are at the center of this season of giving and love. Everyone who was home attended church together. "Mommy" would miss her first Christmas Eve ever with us. But on a positive note, she and the granddaughters arrived the next day. Our church family has become very important to us, and celebrating the birth of Christ with them this year was more special than ever.
I had every intention of keeping up with blog activity during the holidays. I ran from sun up to sun down. Have I mentioned that I am getting too old for this. Sometimes I think the kids keep me young and sometimes I think they just wear me out! Christmas Day was spent as if we were in a Wave Pool at an amusement park. The first wave hit and gifts scattered everywhere. Packages were distributed and opened. The boys, as usual received Nerf guns and proceeded to sneak attack all later arrivals. There were quite a few ambushes involved. Clean up after the first wave was accomplished.
As soon as the clean up was done, the second wave hit and more gifts were distributed and opened. Lots of laughter and talk and great company. Biological and adopted family were all present. Wave three came in. Clean up again and attempts at getting dinner going. "Doc" took the lead and I followed up with the main dish.
Just in time for dinner, wave four arrived with scarcely enough time to catch our breath! Dinner and the clean up from that is always eventful. We cannot have dinner cleanup without someone monitoring every detail of the work that each child contributes. We wouldn't want to do one ounce of work more than anyone else, but if we can get away with an ounce or two less that is fabulous.
The final wave was small and came late in the evening, but it completed our family. Merry Christmas to all!
Wife, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Nurse, Grandmother, Friend...that's me in a nutshell!