Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Frosty White Christmas

 O Holy Night, the stars are brightly shining....and so was the tree except for the few bulbs the Grinch must have stolen before he had a change of heart.
 The girls made it until 6:30 a.m. blessed be... then it was Rockin around the Christmas tree.
 Adrie laid out the vittles.
 Traditional Caramel Sticky Buns for breakfast
 Old school and new age, Brynn had a sweet day playing apps like Temple Run on her visually stunning Kindle Fire until the charge ran out. Did you know that Kindle Fire's don't come with chargers?  Neither did Santa! He can't think of everything! He is sending one in the mail promptly!
 There's more than one way to eat a chocolate orange
 Adrie also went gadgety and got an Android tablet.  This one was a bit harder to navigate but we eventually got her well on her way to watching YouTube videos and playing Angry Birds.
 Cannon looks repentant because he knows he shouldn't have run off crying after opening his present and finding out it was just regular legos without first looking to see that the Ninja Swamp Creature ones were right next to them in the box. He and Adrie were thrilled to go to bed tonight with their DreamLites illuminating their rooms with a happy glow.

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!


Sher said...

We (Derek, Kayli, and I) particularly enjoyed the picture of Cannon eating that chocolate orange. I'm glad you had a happy Christmas.

Megan said...

This post is pure delight. I giggled all the way through. What a lovely Christmas!