My sis and her new hubby journeyed from afar for Christmas. They couldn’t stay long so we celebrated Christmas Eve last night (stockings) and Christmas this morning. My sweet hubby planted a Sigg bottle and TWO pairs of smartwool socks in my stocking. Norah received playsilks and fruit leather but spent the entire evening brushing her teeth with her new electric toothbrush. What can I say? She believes in good oral hygiene.
This morning, we gathered in mom‘s kitchen at 7am. Zach made blueberry muffins, mom made a pumpkin cheesecake roll, and I broiled grapefruits with sugared grapes, cinnamon, and brown sugar. And of course, we had gallons of blueberry coffee. Norah received a Furnis Spielwelt doll and more college funds from Grammy/Papa (Yay!). Noelle and Zach gave her an adorable enamel tea set in a picnic basket. She immediately hosted a tea party. The family buried me in books including Sex God, Simply Christian, Spiritual Midwifery, Children at Play, Last Child in the Woods, and Seven Times the Sun. Scott and I were most excited to receive three windows for our dining room! Yippee-skippee! Norah received much more (you know–that first grandchild thing and all) but there is too much to mention–like the play kitchen and giant giraffe tent. Suffice it to say that the toothbrush is still Norah’s favorite. Go figure.
It was a beautiful day relaxing with family, cleaning house, and staying far, far away from anything resembling a store! I even ended it by eating fresh blueberries. Ahhhh.