Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Day

Christmas Day started off in a way that was totally unexpected. Due to the horribly strong winds in the night, power lines snapped and we were without power from 1:00am until 11:30. It was weird to be without power for so long and we really had to be flexible. Rachel didn't understand why the lights wouldn't come on when she went in to use the bathroom. LOL. We made it through, it's definitely a Christmas for the memory books.

Our morning started off with doing our stockings in the living room, by candlelight. While it was after 7:00, it was still pretty gloomy in the house so I tried to provide some light by opening the blinds wide open and lighting candles. Thank goodness for flash on cameras!Moving into the family room, the girls opened thier presents from us, as well as out of state family. The girls get three presents from us, after all, Jesus only received three presents. Rachel got a Dorothy dress and ruby red slippers, a Little People Campset, and Mega Builders, foam and fun stuff to build things with.
Papa Steve joined us for a few hours this morning. Here Rachel offers him a helping hand to open his Christmas present cause she hasn't quite opened enough of her own. LOL.
We were soon joined by Gramma, Papa, Uncle Bart, Uncle Robbie, Auntie, and of course the cousins, Haylee and McKenzie for the opening of even more presents!Finally, the power came back on and we were able to continue with our Christmas dinner preparations and hooking up the Wii to play. Rachel and Hannah got a combined Christmas gift from Gramma and Papa of a TV/DVD player so that was hooked up and enjoyed as well. And later in the early evening, we played Hannah's new game, High School Musical Sing It! on the play station, Rachel loved the microphone!We had a wonderful day, and Rachel loved having her cousins to play with all day long. And now comes the task of finding places for all the presents from the last two days.


John, Shannon, Broderick, Camden, and Adalynn said...

We do the 3 presents thing at our house too. Santa leaves 3 presents and mommy and daddy buy 3 presents. It works out great and really eases the stress of wanting to get EVERYTHING for them!!! We really do have a lot in common.

Kim said...

I know the power outage was a pain, but it will truly give you good memories in the years to come! I'm glad you all had a wonderfuly day.