We had a wonderful Christmas, just us this year. It's good to be starting our own little traditions and strengthening our family at home. For Christmas Eve, we had a nice candlelit ham dinner...
I shortened down the nativity from 17-ish minutes to 1 1/2. Peter was Joseph, I was Mary, Benjamin was a wiseman, and Paul was the narrator/filmer.
Benjamin seemed pleased about Santa's present this year.
Peter quickly figured out how to duck out of an overly intense game- play dead.
I'm especially grateful that we get to have Paul home all week. It's been nice, especially since we've all been under the weather for the past few days. We did our best, despite feeling horrid, to celebrate Paul's birthday yesterday. He's 31! We are so grateful for the kindness and generosity of our family and friends far and near, and for the ability to Skype or call them whenever we want. It's hard to believe the end of the year is in just a few more days. This has been a really wonderful year, and we feel so blessed.