Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas 2011

 This Christmas fell on a Sunday, so everyone opened their stocking from Santa before church. Then we had a big brunch. It's the one day of the year that we have bacon, sausage, eggs, grapefruit, orange juice and pastries. For some of those foods it is their only appearance all year. (When asked one year what she liked best about Christmas, Andrea answered, "Bacon". Maybe that is why her brother-in-law Luke, who drew her name, mailed her pre-cooked bacon for her present.)
After church we opened presents. We like to take out time and open them one by one so we can all participate as each person opens a gift.  We had a great time together.
Julia, Andrea, Erika and Tyler were with us this year.  We got to talk to Skype to Daniel, who is a missionary in the LAs Vegas Spanish speaking mission.  James and Kara called in and listened in and were able to talk with him and us also. It was fun to get to "see" him after 18 months.

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