Wishing you love and happiness for this holiday season and beyond! We had a lovely morning. We woke up at around 7:00 (late by Christmas morning standards, we know), and after reading "Clifford's Christmas," we headed downstairs.
Rory knew exactly what was going on. She knew what day it was, knew who had visited the house that night, and knew what he had left. I shot a video of her as I woke her up, and it is super sweet (if incoherent). Fiona enjoyed the morning, also, but mostly enjoyed crawling through the shredded wrapping paper.
Many thanks for everyone who sent gifts. Thank you notes are coming! =)
That night, we went to our dear cousins' house. Frank, Lee, and Kate Carrigan live in Arlington, and we spent a lovely evening with them and some of their friends. The food was superb (as always), and Lee's holiday decorations were astonishing. I think she owns 250 Santa figurines (Rory was in love). She also has a bunch of decorated trees (I would guess 8), each decorated in a specific theme. Lee is a massive over-achiever, and she is darn good at it. The house was simply gorgeous!
Many thanks to Nana (Craig's mom) for the world's cutest sweaters!!
Pictures will be posted soon on http://homepage.mac.com/lauramuck.