Great topic, Cristi. I love it all, too. The togetherness is most important, of course, and especially on Christmas Eve when we all go to the candlelight service at church. That's about the only time we all go. But I do love to see the faces when someone gets a present they really like. Dale just soaks it all up, because his family didn't have special traditions at all, and often didn't do anything special at all for Christmas.
But it's the little kids who make it magical around here! Makenzie-the-twin is trying SOOOO hard to be good, lol, so Santa will bring her some toys. It's a challenge for her, lol. And none of them are greedy. Their lists for Santa are short, which makes me proud of them.
This year, though, I have two things I'm really looking forward to: one is that Gina will be officially engaged to Terry. I love her and the 2 kids so much, and welcome them with open arms to our family. And the other is that it will be Mackenzie-the-five-year-old's first time to read from the bible, She's been practising, and I do believe she has it memorized, lol.
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