Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas morning 2010

I always love the sleepy look on the kids faces on Christmas morning. However, this year you will notice that they really don't look that sleepy. The only faces in the living room looking sleepy this year were the parents who went to bed at 1:30am and were woke up by a daughter at around 6:00am and a son at 6:30am--this was after they stayed up past 10pm! Oh the excitement of Christmas morning. This picture was taken at about 7:30am when we finally gave up trying to sleep and let them open their stockings. The funniest part of the early rising is that the kids both knew before bed that since they had been fighting with eachother so much this month they were not allowed to open any presents before church (church is at 10am) so they woke up that early only to look at the presents under the tree and open their stockings! But we had a great peaceful morning discussing the true meaning of Christmas and focusing our hearts on the birth of our Savior. Christmas is not about what we receive but about how we reflect Christ in our day to day lives and how much we love our neighbor as our self. Maybe next year the kids will get to open up a few gifts before Mass? I sure hope so. Here are some sleep faces from years before: 2007, 2008, 2009. 12.25.10

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