Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Surprises

I did not expect to write a blog today, but so far today has been full of many surprises. The first surprise today was that Rex and I woke up to a white Christmas which is very unusual for North Alabama. It snowed all morning and was so pretty that we hardly mind that the Christmas plans for today were cancelled. Fortunately our big event was yesterday. But I am going ahead and making my cashew, cranberry chicken salad for the two of us and we have plans to watch "Muppet Christmas Carol" (one of my favorites) later. :)

This is the first time since the first year we were married that we have been alone in the house on Christmas morning and we have never spent the whole day alone! By this evening I might be having a "melt down" being the social butterfly that I am, but right now it feels good. So, it looks like this Christmas is a year of "firsts" in many ways. First time we are alone, first Christmas to have a grand baby and first year to open a very special gift.....

Anna and Jason gave us, Jason's parents, and Tim (#2 son) each a box of jelly beans to open. And they were blue. It is a boy, due in May!!!! There was a whole lot of screaming (of course that was me), laughing, hugging, and phone calls. Everyone in the family had guessed "boy" and I think that is what everyone was secretly hoping for. Having three older brothers, Anna will be a fantastic mommy for a boy and Jason will have that first son that all men dream of.

I might just go back in the living room where Rex is watching the military channel by the gas fireplace and work on the quilt for Anna's baby. Not a bad day at all.



Cynthia Gilbreth said...

It sounds like you are having a nice quiet Christmas (after the screaming). Blessings to you and your family.

Jan M said...

Such wonderful Christmas Day surprises!


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