we also had amazing food, a gift exchange and very special times catching up with very special people we dont see nearly as often as we would like!
Christmas morning was so special. In fact - it was definitely without a doubt my favorite Christmas morning so far in my life. It was the first time that we had Christmas morning alone since we have been married. And now with our children! it was so special. Bryson was soooo excited and woke me up and told me that Santa had come! we made sure to make coffee first and grabbed the video camera and went to town! Bodie really could have cared less...but did seem to show interest in all of Bryson's things (PS - that pic of Bodie on the bike is an example of this - this was Bryson's "like-a-bike" that Bodie was enthralled with)...we are now entering the sibling rivalry territory...it has been calm so far...and that is about to end...i am certain of this...anyway - a very relaxing morning and very special to start our own traditions as a family. it was the first time i actually felt like a family...isnt that odd? i mean of course i feel like a family, but rarely do i sit back and marvel at our selves as a family unit like i did that morning.
after breakfast we packed up and headed down to Murrieta to my dad's. we ran about 10 miles with Jake and Mandie and then had a wonderful enchilada/tamale dinner, MORE presents and more lovely family time. I made Buddy and Hope their own zoodies...Buddy was a little stoked on his!