Christmas Day

The best part of Christmas day for me is...relaxing. Having a little bit of time off. I love work, but the older I get and the more I work the more I grow to value down time.

When my kids were babies, they never slept. They were up every hour or two for the first few years of their life. We never slept it seemed. Now they are making up for lost time. They all LOVE to sleep and I'm so glad about that. For the past few years we have had to wake them up and say, "Aren't you wanting to come get your Christmas presents?" It's not that they don't love Christmas, they just also really love to sleep.

We didn't get rolling on opening Christmas gifts til' 9 and we took it slow and enjoyed it. The kids were very surprised at everything and have been sharing with their friends all day about their presents. I made their favorite sweet rolls and they ate them sitting around the Christmas tree opening their things while I sat on my rocker and drank my tea. I never thought I would come to the point in my life where just rocking by the Christmas tree drinking tea would seem so wonderful to me, but it truly is. So much of my life is fast paced that a day like this? Heaven!

Steven's here already as usual. :-) He really might as well be Steven Shrodes. Interesting that we almost named Dustin Steven!!! I don't think we've ever told him that. We were going to name him that because Larry's Mom's side of the family are the Stevenson's. But then I liked The name Dustin so much we went with it rather than a family name.
Well, I've got to get going...I'm so busy -- relaxing and loving it!