The whirlwind is over. It was a good Christmas. It’ll be a while before I feel like seeing turkey or trifle again. On the other hand, I think I may have eaten too little chocolate (which, come to think of it, might be a good thing).
I should have taken more photographs, but I got caught up in the experience and didn’t get behind the camera much. Mea culpa.
Gifts were well-received (I think). Katherine loved her quilt. I managed to get it finished in time (Christmas eve). I also managed to finish all but one of the other Christmas gifts that needed making.
Katherine had a great Christmas. We did all of the requisites, like cookie baking and tree decorating.
Santa brought a reasonable quantity of toys and things. Not so much as to make her lose track of the bounty, but enough that she was contentedly playing with new things throughout the holidays. Good toys, too, like some new trains for her wooden train set, books (thanks Doug!), tinkertoys, playdough, new slippers, jammies, a fleece blanket, mittens (can you tell this child likes snuggly things?) and a Curious George dvd.
What was even nicer was that we had time to get out as a family and play with the dogs and John and Katherine had time to spend together, pounding things:
All in all, a great Christmas. Thank heavens we have a year to recuperate before doing it all again.
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