Christmas morning, Sarah woke us up about 7:30 and then went to wake Benjamin up. They were both shaking with excitement that it was finally Christmas! Rachel woke up when she heard the commotion, so there was no sleeping in for us! We opened gifts as a family on Christmas morning and were so blessed by the many wonderful (some fun and some useful) gifts from family near and far.
For breakfast, we enjoyed scrambled eggs and biscuits with sausage gravy.
My dad flew in on Christmas Day so my parents stopped on their way home for a family Christmas celebration. It was special to be able to spend the day with them. Rachel took a few minutes to warm up to my dad again, but then she was hooked.
We enjoyed ham, green bean casserole, scalloped potatoes, raisin bread, and apple pie for our Christmas dinner.
Of course, then we were all ready for a nap...
...followed by a monkey fight!
We had a wonderful day together with our little family of 5 and then later with my parents. We loved talking to other family members on Christmas and really missed them being a part of our day together.