Saturday, December 26, 2015

Merry Christmas One and All

Hope you all are having a good Christmas.  We were happy to hear that Tom got home on Tuesday.  He has been deployed since October so we were very happy that he was going to be home just in time for Christmas and happy that he is back on US soil.  Tom and Maddy are spending the holidays in Wichita this year.  So we are missing having them with us but are happy that they are together.

Chris got home last week.  I wanted to get him a suit for Christmas so we went shopping last weekend.  Got more than I bargained for due to the sales but hoping that he will be a well dressed young man for graduation and interviews coming up.

We have had a tradition the last few years of going to a movie on Christmas Day but I am on call so didn't want to get called out of the theater.  So we did it a bit earlier this year.  And Chris was really chomping at the bit to see Star Wars anyway so we went Sunday morning to see the movie.  It was really good and worth seeing.  Pretty amazing the numbers of folks that are going to see it already.

It has been a quiet Christmas here on the home front.  We did go to Christmas Eve service.  But as luck would have it, I got a ticket just as we got to church and Bill had to bring me home so I could take care of it.  Luckily it was a quick fix and I was able to drive back to church and enjoy the second half of the service.

Christmas Day was equally quiet.  We didn't have any gifts to open.  We are big into getting our own presents vs. getting them from each other.  And having bought Chris' gifts before Christmas with him in tow, there wasn't anything for him to open.  Bill went for a walk but with being on call, I couldn't really go anywhere that I could be away from home for long so I watched Hallmark Christmas movies most of the day.  And we Skyped with Tom and Maddy for a bit as well.  I worked on cooking Christmas dinner throughout the day.  We had prime rib, sweet potatoes, roasted vegetables, cranberries and chocolate pecan pie.  Very yummy dinner and enough leftovers to enjoy tonight again.

So just enjoying some downtime.  Hoping your Christmas was everything you wanted it to be.

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