Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Review

Christmas Day was my 39 week mark. One more week to go! We hope.

Since this is our last kid free Christmas, we took the opportunity to sleep in late and then take a nap right after opening the presents. It was a thing of beauty, to be cherished during the years of 5:00 am wake ups that await us.


As this picture attests,I also took the opportunity to eat every Christmas treat that crossed my path and even some I had to wrestle away from little children.


Bear survived another December at UPS. Hopefully his body will hold up during January, when everyone orders heavy exercise equipment for their resolutions. I don't know if the people who order the equipment ever use it, but I guarantee the UPS guys get a workout.


After looking at this picture, I might be one of the people ordering exercise equipment. I'm joking of course. I have loved my pregnant body through 99% of my pregnancy, but it does get a little crazy at the end. Just when you think there is no possible way you could gain one more pound, you gain four. Good thing one of those presents was a Wii Fit.

We had Christmas dinner at our friends Aaron and Diane's. Right when the turkey finished cooking, their stove exploded.


Here they are outside, in freezing cold temperatures, cooking all the sides (mashed potatoes, carrots, broccoli, stuffing, etc...) on the camping stove. It turned out amazing and it was awesome that the only thing we couldn't have made on the camping stove finished before the stove blew up.

It was a great Christmas. We couldn't travel. We weren't with family. However, the spirit of Christmas was stronger than ever. With our favorite gift on the way, reminding us of the very first Christmas, we felt blessings, love and miracles surrounding us on every side.


3 comments:

IrisLillie said...

I find it funny that you assume your kidlet will be getting you up a 5am for Christmas...

If he takes after his Momma... you will be waking him at 9am telling him he has to get up, or he won't get to open his presents till after you get back from Granny's later that night...

I am probably the only mother that had to wake her kids up on Christmas Morning...

The Bears said...

It's not that we weren't excited for Christmas, it's just that we were so excited, we'd stay up all night in anticipation and finally nod off when most kids were getting up.

The Bears said...

And 9:00 am is SOOO early!