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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Sibling Christmas

Starting with Christmas Adam, as usual, we had two movies and dinner together (minus Domino's Pizza). First the little kids, and most of the big ones, watched Inside Out. Only a few had seen it and the rest were pleasantly surprised. I personally enjoyed Sadness and decided it would be a good idea for us to spend the rest of the holidays each portraying a character. The idea did not catch on.

Next, the older kids were treated to our annual pick of an 80s or 90s movie which they are not privy to know until the moment it is turned on. For some reason, they had it narrowed down to Big or Top Gun. Don't know where they come up with these things. Apparently we were a little off and it came out in 2000 but this year's pick was Erin Brockovich.

Christmas Eve morning we woke up to cinnamon rolls and brunch, then time to read the notes we had written to each other and placed in our stockings. Last year we added a new twist and before the stockings were put away in January we each wrote a letter to Jesus from ourselves. Each individual wrote about hopes and dreams for the year as well as things we wanted to work on. These letters were also found in our stockings when we opened them up. Always my favorite part of the day.

Then the kids exchanged their Secret Santa gifts.
HopeAnne made Jesse a scarf and found some Star Wars socks.
Jesse had Andrew's name. This is sure to be popping up on N3RD this coming semester.
These sisters had each other.

And Isaac found this shirt for Victor and immediately he started to receive calls from the ladies.

Looks like maybe they really do all love each other.

To be continued....

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