Christmas morning was quiet with just us three, and definitely quite different than we are used to (not just because of the fact that it was raining and not snowing...)! It was the first year we spent just us without being with our families. But it was definitely nice! And Sam got the hang of the present thing and caught on really quickly to what presents were, who they were from, etc! He was so cute! I just loved watching him open his presents! He loved it! He sat in his Cars Lightening McQueen chair and opened them all! And I love that he's at the age that he even got excited over the two pairs of shoes "Santa" got him! Ever since yesterday he's been going around saying stuff like "Santa shoes," or "Grandma cars," depending on who got him what. I just loved the experience and have to say that though Christmas felt different this year, there is nothing like Christmas when you have children who can get into it! By far, much more joy comes from them opening gifts than by getting your own gifts! We didn't even have gifts for each other!
Anyway, after we were done at our place we came down here to Queen Creek and spent the rest of Christmas day/evening with Brand and Tiff and her mom and sister's family. We had a wonderful dinner and had fun visiting and watching (I should say criticizing and making fun of...) Journey to the Center of the Earth. We might have ruined it for the kids, but oh well. I guess one can't really help the negative comments when it's a Brenden Fraisure movie. :)
I will post pictures of Christmas morning, etc. when we get home and I get the computer set up and can upload my pictures! :)