It's 8:00am, and we've already been up 2 hours.
(I forgot to take a picture at 6:00am, so by this time we've already been ripping into
It's been a BIG, no HUGE dilemma around here what time we were going to let the kids get up to open presents.
Grace LITERALLY asked me about 10 times yesterday if 6:00am was too early. It IS, but I know the excitement of opening presents.
However, it's Jesus' birthday, and that's what Christmas is all about. The story never gets old for me. Can you imagine ladies who've had children, just what that would've been like?
The kindergarten teacher I work with kept telling the kids that since Jesus was a king, (royalty), God put him in a place where EVERYONE could come and visit him. If he would've been born in a palace, only certain people would've been able to visit him.
Isn't that a wonderful way to look at it? I've never thought of it that way before.
Brent read the Christmas Story first this morning before the gift wrap started flying.
And then it was totally uninhabited in our living room.
Do you remember the feelings you felt as a child when it was Christmas?
When the pile of presents before you just made you tremble with excitement? I felt that radiating from my kids this year.
Now, don't get me wrong. I LOVE getting my kids presents. I just about can't wait for them to open them!
(Grace is ALL about the labels this year!)
I even got this little guy from Evan for Christmas. Since they don't have money of their own, they've gotten pretty creative.
I got my sewing machine. I've been needing a new one, and the day after Thanksgiving, they were half off, so I bought my own gift, and Brent had Grace wrap it. A little unexciting, but today when I opened it up, I poured over the instruction manual like it was going out of style. I can't wait to make some things over break!
So, now we get ready, and head to my mom and dad's for the day. My sister and her family is here from South Carolina, so there will be plenty of laughter in my parent's house. I can't wait!
I hope you all are filled with the spirit....and I hope you ALL have a Very Merry Christmas!