Christmas was so relaxing and wonderful for us this year. We desperately missed our families, but there was something special about the intimacy of being alone together for this sacred holiday.

Christmas Eve we enjoyed a long walk at the park so that Mac could run off his leash and get some energy out.
Christmas Eve walk around the park.

Followed by a dinner of Chinese food from the local Hunan's. We then headed to a movie and came home to get ready for Midnight Mass. We enjoyed the lovely worship with fellow believer's of the amazing miracle that is Christ's birth!

Christmas day we ate freshly made scones, opened our stockings, took the dog for a walk then began opening our gifts. We couldn't believe what incredible family we have--there were so many gifts here for both of us!

David opening his stocking with McCovey looking on.

Fun new kitchen tools!

In the afternoon we watched a movie at home before joining our friends, The Blacks, for a yummy Christmas dinner of brisket and mashed potatoes--YUMMO!

Kristi, Grace and baby Thomas.

The kids made us some crafts and wrapped them up so we had a present to unwrap from them.

It was a beautiful, quiet, and relaxing Christmas for us....centered on two very important fixtures in our life--love and Christ. We only hope that you had an amazing Christmas that filled your heart with peace and joy for the upcoming year!

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