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Wednesday, December 30, 2009
It was a good Christmas this year. We were thrown no curve balls. No surprises.

Last year, a few days prior to Thanksgiving, we learned that my husband's parent company was filing for Chapter 11. It couldn't have come at a worse time (not that there is ever a good time for something like that). But a few weeks before Christmas really was not good timing. We got through Thanksgiving and delayed shopping. When we finally started shopping, we second guessed every purchase we made. We diligently saved receipts. We paid cash for everything, not knowing if we'd be able to make monthly payments on credit cards in January and beyond. It was awful, and I'd wish that on NO ONE.

When you have children, Christmas should be magical, and this year it was all that and more. My sister Brenda was here from Florida to visit. We hosted Christmas dinner at our home, and it was a wonderful day enjoyed by all. Santa brought the girls just about everything they wanted. He questioned the ice skates and roller skates, and we are thankful that he did!

Thank you, Santa!
Emma's big gift this year was a new American Girl doll, Chrissa, the girl of the year.

Harper's most prized gift was a FurReal cat. She would have been happy to receive only this gift.
You can't see it, but Emma is holding an iPod, her second favorite gift. Can you tell that she really wanted this?
I hope your Christmas was as good as ours!

1 comment

Bren said...

Thanks for allowing me to be part of your Christmas. It's been a while since I experienced Christmas from the eyes of a child. The smiles on the girls faces and the excitement from their hearts were priceless. I'll cherish it forever. The dinner was great. Thanks for all your work....The gift exchange was fun....And finally, the sleepover with the girls was icing on the cake....great kids.