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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve 2014

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Well, we were REALLY worried that he wouldn’t be able to make it home this evening, due to the snowstorm. But after his being gone for 2 weeks, we were praying against all odds that he would try. He braved 3 mountain passes in a 2wd pickup truck…sans chains, even…and he made it. Safe and sound, in one piece, and just as beautiful as the day I remember him leaving. We were beyond thrilled.

Upon his arrival, we hugged and kissed him hello. We had dinner, then the 4 of us built a Gingerbread Home together.

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It is a family tradition that everyone is allowed to open one present on Christmas Eve. The Girls got matching Monster High PJ’s, Nic got the Cartoon Network Christmas Specials DVD and I got a cute shirt! He also cheated, and opened the 2 presents from his friend Pip. They ended up being our very own dartboard and a drunk Deer that holds Wine bottles.

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To be completely honest with you, the greatest present of all, was the second he walked through the door this evening.

There is nothing better.

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We watched a couple Christmas cartoons, then our traditional original version of “Scrooge”…in black and white of course.

With Popcorn.

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After all our movies were done, we set out our cookies (some Vegan), carrot for Rudolph and Silk for Santa.

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I set out the non-Santa presents, then we all headed off to bed. I read the girls “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and they fell asleep.

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In the middle of the night, I had to get a drink of water. When I was rummaging around in the kitchen, I heard Santa come in!

I hid behind my kitchen sink, snuck around the corner, and was able to sneak a picture of him in action!!!

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He ate his cookies, took the carrot, downed the Silk, and headed back up the chimney.

I’m fairly certain that he knew I caught him, but he didn’t say anything to me. Whew!

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I scurried off to bed, excited to show the girls the next morning, the video I had caught of him!!!

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