A Different Christmas

Christmas was a little quieter this year. No big family gatherings. No giant spreads of food. No expensive gifts under the tree. It was a different kind of Christmas.

We battled with loneliness more this year than last. Thankfully, we were able to Skype with our parents and give a few virtual hugs. We loved our Christmas Eve visit from the Simos family with their scrumptious cookie delivery. (The cookies didn’t last more than 24 hours – oops.) We also spent some fun nights playing games with the Clines.

We didn’t have our typical turkey-and-potatoes Christmas dinner, but we did enjoy a yummy breakfast casserole for Christmas brunch. (New tradition in the making?)

The boys had a ton of fun opening up their little presents. Funny how the 75-cent bouncy balls and small cups of Playdough were their favorite gifts. They haven’t quit playing with them since Wednesday.

Overall, we loved the slower pace of the week – the time to breathe, love on our boys, and reflect on Christ’s great love for us.

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The boys hanging with Dad by the tree

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iPad fun

Noah's new favorite job: dishes duty

Noah’s new favorite job: dishes duty

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Leyton loved “rearranging” the tree lights and ornaments

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The remains of the delicious Simos Christmas cookies

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A Christmas nap

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The boys “stocking” gifts of fruit snacks, M&M’s and goldfish crackers.

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Breakfast casserole

The bouncy balls were a hit.

The boys and their bouncy balls

A Merry Mitchener Christmas

A Merry Mitchener Christmas

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