When we got home after service, Eloise was exhausted, so she went to bed & we opened a few presents. I was spoiled rotten this year by family & friends. Thank you all for the wonderful gifts - reminders of how precious all of you are to me/us!!
What a wonderful Christmas we had!! My parents came from ID to join us & then have spent several days after with us. We are so blessed by having our families come to visit. Thank you Mom & Dad for coming! We spent part of Christmas Eve at Mark & Laura's house, hanging out & chatting - then we made the trek (with parents in tow) back to Salem. We had a yummy dinner catered by the Wild Pear for Christmas Eve dinner, then it was off to church for our Candlelight service. It was a beautiful service & I'm sure that I would have gotten more out of it, but my little sweet pea decided that when people sing, she must join in...so we spent a lot of time at the back of the church (because the 'singing' continued even after they stopped). :)
Christmas morning Eloise woke up & it was time for her 1st ever stocking! She even helped open presents - I think she preferred ripping the paper over the actual gift. Ah well.