We had a very merry Christmas! It was fun and in all of the preparations the kids were right in the middle, of course! The kids enjoyed setting up the Christmas tree on Thanksgiving day and "decorationing" the house! They were such big helpers! Emrie and Henry were in the church Christmas program Emrie as a pink pig and Henry as a donkey. Henry opted out of the final performance, Emrie sang her songs and made a cute little pig! We had a special Elf visitor come and spend a week with us prior to Christmas. Her name was Leah and she was a fun presence in our house! The kids were sad to see her go. We had an early delivery on Christmas Eve from Santa...Bunk Beds an item that has been on top of their list for 2 years now! They were quite surprised to see their early present at bedtime & and surprisingly enough they fell asleep rather quickly in their new beds! In the wee hours of Christmas morning Henry broke the new bed in by vomiting everywhere! Gross!! That was that, so we then shewed daddy off to the couch and watched shows in mommy's bed and finally fell back off to sleep with no more sickness! Yay! Christmas morning Santa had left a few more gifts-blankets, kinect games, train tracks, and guitars for the kids. Speaking of guitars Daddy has been learning to play for over a year now, and picking it up rather fast he has been using one that he borrowed from Aaron...anyway I decided to buy one for him for Christmas. I had it in the van and needed to get it inside without Greg seeing his surprise...so I told Greg to close his eyes while he sat in the van with the kids while I ran it inside. Well Henry began to spill the beans about the guitar and Emrie hushed him since I had told them not to say a word about daddy's gift. When Emrie hushed him she said "Dad you won't have to use Uncle Aaron's guitar anymore because you will never believe what mom got you!" AND there went my big surprise! But it makes for a cute story one that we will never forget! Greg does love his new guitar, it is a beauty! Time spent with family was perfect, food was delicious and gifts were in abundance. We love all the special moments about Christmas 2012 and looking back we love that our Saviour was born so long ago, what an amazing gift to all of us!