Christmas Day

Christ is born! Glorify Him!

Our Christmas Day was great, but very hectic. We had an early morning surprise– G awaking at 3am! He screamed for about 20 minutes before Jesse got him quieted and comforted (ahh, things were so much easier when I was nursing! The ultimate secret weapon for these situations!). Then, he put G in bed with us (why?). That lasted all of 20 minutes before it was clear that he was uncomfortable, tossing and turning every which way. While I was sort of glad to have G with us for at least a few minutes (I used to LOVE co-sleeping!), I was also glad to have our bed back. It makes for much better sleep for all 3 of us!

We woke up at 7:30 am and got ready for church. At 8am, we went out in the living room and opened presents with my family. We were supposed to skype with Keith from his station in Hawaii, but that got postponed until later in the day. He got the whole family wonderful gifts, however– for example, he gave Jesse and I a $200 gift card to Pier One! Since I already got another $50 gift card as a going-away gift from one of my piano students, I have my eye set on a NICE table….

We woke G up at 9am and left for church at 9:20am. We made it to our lovely church in Santa Maria by 10:05, where we immediately had to change a huge poop blow-out, courtesy of G 🙂 Can I say, it’s SO NICE going to liturgy on Sunday? Brightened my whole day. It just felt right, you know?

We then stopped at Carl’s Jr (poor fasting Jesse! All he wanted was the biggest burger he could lay his hands on! Unfortunately, In N Out wasn’t open), and made it back to Atascadero by 1pm for some leftover breakfast food. My family arrived home from their church service a few moments later and we all skyped Keith to wish him a Merry Christmas and watch him open the gifts we mailed. It’s hard being in the military over the holidays, that’s for sure!

At 3pm, we drove out to the Cones for more presents and dinner. Jesse and I were exhausted by this point (we are SOOOO not down with this waking-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night thing!), but we had a grand time with the family. I worked extra hard this year on presents, crocheting scarves and headbands for 6 people! It was a lot of work! Pictures to come 🙂

At 9pm, we left the Cones and met my family at the movie theater. My mom took G home and put him to bed, and we saw Mission Impossible 4 (it was GREAT, btw).

So, busy busy busy. We have spent today chilling, eating candy and looking at real estate with my sister-in-law Brooke.

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