Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The best kind of gift

I say this every year, but THIS was the best Christmas ever. We were blessed with wonderful gifts, and had a very relaxing day.

One thing that made me really happy was the way the girls treated their presents. As they opened each present, they treated like it was the best thing in the world. It had their full attention, and they played and played like it was the only toy in the room. There was no blistering rush from toy to toy. Not sure how long this will last, but it sure was great to see this year, so I'm savoring it!

Gail's family came down later in the morning, so we had two rounds of present-opening. Don't they make balloons look fun?

But the best gift of the day was one that Gail's kids had prepared for their parents: T-shirts with their hand and foot prints, and favorite mom & dad quotes.

We were privy to the preparation of these gifts, so I knew all about them, but you can bet I got teary seeing my sister and brother-in-law open these special treasures.

Doesn't that capture the true spirit of Christmas? Great job, guys!


  1. So glad you had a great time! Much love!

  2. ps....those hampsters come with wheels and tunnels and much more....hmmm birthdays are coming soon.