Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Eve

We ate reindeer donuts for breakfast.
We went to church.
We sat with friends.
We ate a big pot of chili.  With rice.
We watched excited kids tear into presents.
We left carrots on the lawn for Rudolph and cookies on a plate for Santa.
Excited, wide-awake children struggled to settle into bed, and exhausted, bleary-eyed parents and grandparents struggled to stay awake to set the stage for Christmas morn'.  Funny how that works.

We counted blessings.  We gave thanks.  We were family.

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