Since we opened our Christmas presents on Christmas Eve, today was a
lazy relaxing day. Faith and Hope made PW's French Breakfast Puffs for breakfast. Yum! Paul made some bacon to accompany the sugary goodness. Since we all slept late, breakfast was more like brunch! The girls played their new Wii games and had fun with some of their other gifts. And all morning long, Patches curled up on the couch next to me. She usually doesn't do this, so I count this as her Christmas gift to me.
After a light lunch, I took a Christmas nap. The dreary weather was perfect for sleeping, and I enjoyed the rest.
Later in the afternoon, we went to visit Paul's Mom in the nursing home. His sister and her family also came. We visited and sang carols and generally had a good time. So good that we got home later than we had planned, so Christmas dinner was a bit delayed.
For the second year in a row, Paul grilled steak. This may become a Christmas tradition! We had gotten steak knives from my Mom and enjoyed using them. I made the yummy sweet potato and brown sugar casserole and a corn casserole. (For the picky eaters, I also cooked a pot of pasta.) We used the charger plates and Christmas china, too! And we got to light all the candles on the Advent wreath.
After dinner, we watched A Charlie Brown Christmas and had warm chocolate chip cookies. We mixed them up last night and refrigerated the dough we didn't use to make fresh cookies tonight (and tomorrow night).
The girls are now asleep. We are all looking forward to a week of rest. No dance! No school! No meetings! Just fun, rest, and family. It's going to be a great week!