That wine, accompanied by summer sausage, shrimp, cookies, crackers, and smoked salmon, made up our Christmas Eve dinner/snack. No empty stomachs this Christmas Eve...
And this was also the first year that our older son, The Amazing Omnivorous Child, really understood what the presents under the tree were for. We spent a hilarious morning recording his gift-unwrapping antics to save for posterity. He was so excited he was screaming and laughing at the same time! He got two dinosaurs, a motorcycle wind-up toy, a toy car, and lots of candy. The Amazing Flying Child got chewy plastic chain links. He has no appreciation for cars and motorcycles.
Ahhh, Christmas. I love it. Praise God for coming into this world and saving it from itself.