While we meant to get all the presents delivered on Christmas Eve, that didn’t exactly happen. We didn’t finish getting all the presents together until after midnight, so we crawled into bed.
Christmas morning was slow and only interrupted by a burst of kids between 6 and 7 showing up to chatter about if we were awake and when the presents were coming!
We opened our own presents and enjoyed a quiet morning. We exchanged presents with a few friends and then welcomed some friends, Adam & Nunu, over for a small Christmas meal.
After a restful day, we ran around the community from 5pm to 7pm, delivering presents all over, trying to manage the herd of kids overwhelming us. We kept telling them to go back home and we’d get there eventually…this was somewhat received.
It was so fun to deliver presents to so many friends and even get a dance of delight from a little two-year-old. The kids have come around with their new toys all day, wearing new headbands and showing off new little purses. It has been so fun to see their joy.
And last, we rounded out the night with a expat movie night to show Elf over apple cider, egg nog, truffles, and pumpkin pie.
We took on one more activity on Saturday and hosted a OneHouse worship night. It was a lovely rounding out to the holidays, but we’re tired.
So tomorrow, we’re off to the mountains for a few days of camping and quiet!