Do you like to see what other people get for Christmas? Well, I sure do, so I thought maybe you would too. So, I am going to share with you how we spent our day and the gifts we received. One thing worth mentioning is how we go about our gift-opening. My hubby is a sentimental person (one the many things I love about him!), and he likes for Christmas not to be rushed. So, each year we each take turns opening our gifts, one at a time, watching each other. This process always takes longer, but we each get to share in each other's happiness. This year we named "Daddy's chair" the "hot seat" and each time it was someone's turn to open a gift, they got to sit in the "hot seat." The kids really enjoyed this... especially when their turn was next!
There are lots of pictures here, and I hope you enjoy them! We always start Christmas "gift time" reading Luke 2 about God's Gift of His Son to the world.
Me with my Sweetie
My three little helpers
My three little helpers
Brianna's double-wrapped present. All of the gifts that came from America were already wrapped. However, some of the wrapping had torn in a couple of places, so I re-wrapped them! This made "opening time" double the fun!
For Brianna's 2nd birthday last year, we bought her Fisher Price's Loving Family dollhouse. We are now collecting accessories to her dollhouse, and our supporting church lovingly sent Brianna the living room furniture and...
...the grandmother and brother! Yeah! (She loves this dollhouse!) Nate got a Patch the Pirate CD "Pleasure Island"
and dinosaurs! Davey got a Patch the Pirate CD "Camp Kookawacka Woods"
...and more dinosaurs! Everyone helping Mommy open her present!
A jewelry box!
And, yes, oh, yes... the book I have been WANTING for months now... The Duggars 20 and Counting! The day after Christmas I hurt my back (maybe pulled a muscle or even pinched a nerve) and was in bed a lot for nearly a week. I was able to read my new book within 48 hours of receiving it, and I STILL cannot convince David that I wasn't making up the back pain just so I could have time to read! (insert a big smile here!) David loves reading about Israel
And, my favorite gift of all this year... a Thompson Chain Reference Bible for our Daddy preacher!
And here is the family gift we bought... a Tom and Jerry game. The instructions included were only in Polish (hmm... how would Ukrainians know how to play this?) but we found instructions in English online!
For Christmas dinner, we were hosted (along with the Van Sants) by the Hess family. One of the things we did together was play the game "Spoons." Has anyone heard of this game? Talk about an action-packed, kill-your-neighbor game! Definitely fun for a lively group like ours was! Bro. Tony Hess, enjoying having all of the spoons, if but only for a moment.Enjoying lots of laughs together!