Christmas Morning

I am just now getting around to downloading photos from our Christmas morning after finally finding my camera charger - which was misplaced in the afterwreck of Holiday glee.

We had a very nice Christmas. Three boys and lots of toys. We woke very early to Arlo's squeals over discovering what he found under the tree and swore he would "never get!" - An ipod. And then it wasn't long before all boys were racing down the stairs and tearing into presents. Admiring new remote control helicopters, hoping on wobbly bikes, and dumping stockings and balancing bowling pins until we had to finally pull ourselves together in order to make it to Mike's grandma's house in time for their mid day celebration. Between both of our families it was a bit chaotic and downright stressful (as is to be expected) - seemed we were constantly late, or pressured to get somewhere quicker than felt humanly possible. We made it. Late, but there. However, falling victim to pockets of traffic along the way, we started to fantasized about taking one year off, getting a cabin somewhere and enjoying one Christmas to ourselves, to move along as we please, open gifts and rest throughout the day. The reality of that actually happening is a long shot, it's true. But it's nice to dream.

Hope you all had a very nice holiday.

Now who's ready for 2013?!