Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas!

At the first of four Christmas gatherings, Amanda positioned herself in the center of a circle of cousins opening presents. She contentedly flipped through the pages of my book, while everyone else tore into packages around her.
Tyler and Tony were pretty excited to receive new gloves and hats. Last year they became pretty desperate for gloves by the end of the season.
After everyone else had opened their presents, Mike finally convinced Amanda to come and open her gifts.
Remember Mike's armful last Christmas? This year it was Amanda who has claimed the youngest cousin as her own.
We were thankful for all the friends and family who made it to our Christmas celebrations and our hearts and prayers were with those who didn't. We are looking forward to a fruitful year as three (hopefully four) new great-grandchildren will be added to the family.
After three days of hockey, playing with cousins and dogs, eating good food and playing with new gifts, we're all happy to be back home recovering from all the fun and excitement.
Wishing you and yours all the best in the new year!

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