Kate also went techy and got an iPod Touch. She didn't need any help. She got right to work downloading her favorite songs. She also got the new bedspread she is laying on. Her room is turning out to be a pretty cool preteen pad for hangin' out.
I feel like I could write an electronic review with the spectrum of gadgets we got but hands down my favorite is my new iPad 2! Crisp visuals, super easy to figure out (and when I can't Kate's right there to offer tips.) Downloading makes me so happy!! Here's a little Christmas money saving tip... Go with refurbished from the Apple Store and you can get a smashing deal along with a 1-yr warranty. Apple pie in a bag.
Dad got a cordless drill so he can install shelves and do other exciting honey-do projects.
We were graced with a white Christmas sure enough and the sun came out all day to give the snow that frosty brilliance. We stayed warm and cozy indoors and played with our new gadgets, watched movies, ate chocolate for dinner and followed the directions to build tiny tedious lego structures.
For Christmas Eve we did our traditional candlelight dinner with ham, potatoes, and orange rolls. We acted out the Nativity, The kids opened their presents to each other that they had been waiting an eternity and a day for. Then we finished the most exciting night of the year with The Grinch Who Stole Christmas before scooting the kids off to bed.
|And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger/because there was no room for them in the inn.|
|There were shepherds abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night.|
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Merry Christmas 2012!