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2008 December 23 » Philoxenos

Philoxenos

Christmas Eve is tomorrow!

23rd December 2008

Christmas Eve is tomorrow!

I have been hearing this all day, since the kids woke up. And I’ve been saying it too! I love Christmas. Yesterday the kids and I were at my mom’s house and I could tell that Precious was getting a little bored. I took her aside and whispered in her ear “Wanna do something fun?”

Now, what 5 year old doesn’t want to do something fun? So of course she whispered back “Yes!”

I took her by the hand and walked her over to where my mom has the Christmas presents piled in a corner. We sat down by the presents and we looked - NO TOUCHING - at all the presents. We made some guesses about what they might be. We giggled and laughed and then Mom joined us.

I will admit, I’m a Christmas peaker, from way back. When I was a lot younger I remember one Christmas actually unwrapping a present and then re-wrapping it. I would never do that anymore. And I also have an amazing ability to guess what I’m getting for Christmas. Not by the size or weight of the package, but just through little hints that I hear and then putting them all together. It’s a crazy gift. But I do it all the time, and not just with gifts. I was able to figure out that a friend of mine is changing jobs, even though she hasn’t told anyone.

But I do think I know one of the gifts I’m getting from my parents! But I can’t tell. It’s a secret!

And I love this time right before Christmas, when all the presents are bought and wrapped (although I’m waiting for one last package from Amazon to arrive this afternoon). There is no way that I can order anything online and still have it arrive in time. I have all the food shopping done. Today is Handsome’s last day of work before the holiday. We borrowed a few movies from a friend this morning. All I need to do is clean the house a bit and then it’s all about celebrating Jesus!

If I can remember I will take a picture of our Jesse Tree, which we’ve been adding to every day. It’s the favourite part of the day for the kids I think.

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