Did you? Our Christmas was very nice indeed. It started on Christmas Eve with our annual pizza dinner. Rory and I went to Mountain Mike’s and enjoyed being the only customers and listening to a blaring sports program whilst we ate our yummy pizzas. Then it was on to the Lance family Christmas program, where Joanna and I performed our highly anticipated and well received “Rocking around the Christmas Tree” dance. It was a smash hit! There were also violin and piano solos by Josh and Julia, and the choir geeks–er, kids…sung The Holly and the Ivy, very nicely. Much more nicely than I could ever hope to. Then, of course, we acted out the Nativity. Everyone was so, so excited to have a REAL baby Jesus this year. Luckily our actress performed her part very well, with only a slight meltdown that was easily fixed with a binky and toy.
Janae as the Angel/Star, Josh and Julia as Joseph and Mary, Sadie as baby Jesus, and Joanna as the donkey. Don’t ask me why she wants to be the donkey, but EVERY year she does. What a strange and funny girl.
Sadie made out like a bandit…well, not so much with her stocking stuffers….you can’t really buy a baby candy…
My parents opening their gift from the kids-tickets to see The Phantom of the Opera in San Francisco next week! LUCKY!
Sadie was a champ! She was happy and gurgling the entire day until she got sleepy, then she would just collapse. No fuss, no muss. It was awesome!
We also got to chat with my brother Justin, who’s on his mission in Ireland right now. He kept trying to impress us with his “accent” but really he sounded the same. We just smiled and nodded. Too bad he couldn’t see us… It was a great first Christmas for Sadie, we hope. It was dang fun for us at least! We had everyone over in the evening for snacks and games. We played some crazy fun Mario Kart on our Wii!
Hope everyone had a great Christmas!