|Before they were allowed to open presents, they had to sit relatively still without purposely making funny faces so I could take a photo. Next year, there should be a year old sitting amongst them|
|Josh's family on Xmas eve|
before dawn and the craziness began. All that wrapping was undone in about 10 minutes
To make things a bit easier on myself, I made the latkes the night before. I got up before dawn to put the ham in the oven and to chop up vegetables for the frittata. Then out for a run on the main road (it has a 6 foot wide bike lane on both sides). No traffic and a bit above freezing. Still the ice hasn't completely melted on our streets but today it will hit 50.
After a shower, I prepared the frittata and made cream cheese icing for the cinnamon rolls I baked. Julie brought lots of fruit and Shanna brought Xmas cookies for the kids and pecan pie for the adults. We didn't starve. The kids had to wait until we all had eaten before attacking the gift pile. I think all were pleased.
I am blessed to be able to see my family so often and that they are so close. Merry Christmas to my readers.