We had a wonderful week and enjoyed spending it with family. Everyone was helpful with food preparation, dishes, cleanup, etc. We played lots of games, did a 1,000 piece puzzle, ate very richly, visited a Civil War battlefield, visited the American Dollhouse Museum, went to see the lights at the Kentucky Horse Park, attended a Centre basketball game, and enjoyed each others' company. I still missed all of the family members that we did not see this year and hope to see them soon.
|Several of us were up early for six a.m. stockings. We had to wait,though, until everybody was up and ready.|
|Waiting, waiting, waiting.|
|Nana's Christmas present.|
|Admiring the presents.|
|One of my beautiful sisters.|
|Toys strewn everywhere. Mom and dad excitedly watching their spoiled child.|
|Grandpa and Chessie with Bee.|
Five children, eight adults, and lots of stockings. We decided to open them early to make sure that we would all be ready in time for 9:30 a.m. church. Presents had to wait until after lunch. The children were mostly patient about this rule.
Things went perfectly and we made it early to the sacrament meeting. I loved the musical presentations put on by the various groups and felt very edified. I am so grateful for the gift of the Savior and for His infinite love and mercy. I loved sharing this Christmas with my parents, some of my siblings, and with my dear husband and daughter.