tony had us up at 6:00 this morning.  what a surprise!  I can remember as a kid wanting to get up before dawn, but as I got older and entered teenhood, mama had to wake me up.

everyone enjoyed their gifts (I think, hope) we enjoyed each other’s company, and then daddy snoozed in the chair while the children played with their treasures.  the kitties had a good time on their first Christmas, playing in the paper and plastic.

now we shower, dress and wait for the family to arrive.  more presents to be opened, then we head to greensboro for a nice meal of chinese cuisine and a matinee.  I think I look forward more to the afternoon of family fellowship nowadays than I do the morning’s festivities.

I hope that every one of y’all has a BLESSED, MERRY CHRISTMAS!