Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas from Show Us the World

We hope everyone out there had a very Merry Christmas.  We only had two of the five kids with us, and no grandkids, so that made for a very quiet and somewhat sad day.  Setting that aside, it was one of the best Christmases I can remember.  We were low on funds, so we knew we would not get many material gifts.  Which meant we had very low expectations.  The really great thing about low expectations is you are rarely disappointed and in this case, we were tickled pink with whatever gifts we had.  Nathan did all of the gift shopping and he did a great job.  I really love that man!

The boys were very mature about the light number of gifts.  I've been very proud of both of them lately for various reasons and today was another reminder of why.  I told them today that they are so much cooler than I was when I was there age.  One of them told me they are cooler than I am now.  I agree!

We did enjoy our biggest family gift, which was Ava.
 Lucky for us, we all love her and think she is a great gift.  She spent the whole day going from one of us to the next, soaking up all of the love and cuddles she could get.  Even the guy who swore he'd never get a little dog thinks she is the bees knees.  Having just written that, the fact I use the phrase the bees knees might just be part of why the kids are so much cooler than me.  Who cares.  The point is, Ava is by far the best Christmas gift I've ever received.  I love that dog so much!
 Outside of the little sweetness known as Ava, our family had much sweetness this season with those people who are with us right now.  I am really humbled by the gifts that others have given to us, especially with those given to the boys.  It has reminded me of the true reason for the season.  We really have had a great holiday so far and hope it continues into the New Year!
Hope everyone else enjoyed their day too.

Merry Christmas to all!

5 comments:

DDonald said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU! AND AVA IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! SHE WILL BRING SO MUCH JOY TO ALL OF YOU! WILL SEE YOU IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS! CAN'T WAIT. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

jaci said...

She's A-dorable!

Brits On Tour said...

happ Christmas and New Year to you all. Ava lools adorable, maybe we will get to meet her one day. Hope it warms up soon, what on earth has happened to Florida weather?

Nicole Marie said...

Oh, Ava is beautiful! Merry Christmas!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy New Year to all of you! This is a lovely post as is the one above, where I couldn't seem to make the comment function work. Holidays can be a bit problematical when you're full-timing it! But you have the right attitude.