IMG_3410 (Medium) We had a nice, mellow Christmas this year. We often travel on Christmas, so it was so nice to have the day at home to just do what we wanted.   IMG_3415 (Medium) None of my kids believe in Santa anymore, but as you can see that hasn’t stifled their enthusiasm. IMG_3417 (Medium) IMG_3422 (Medium)   We have mastered the art of dragging out Christmas morning – a skill I learned from my mom. First the big unwrapped gifts. Then stockings. Then breakfast. Finally, at 11am, we’re ready to open presents. IMG_3425 (Medium) One of the big gifts this year was theater tickets. I love my nerdy family and that they are just as excited about them as I am. IMG_3441 (Medium) Karis was so excited about her neck pillow that she wore it for the rest of the day. IMG_3466 The boys were excited about these soccer jerseys. They had specific requests for players they wanted and I just nod and try to understand their excitement. IMG_3482 My favorite part of the day was opening the gifts the kids made for us at school. I love seeing their excitement at having kept a secret they could surprise us with. IMG_3492 After our morning at home, we drove down to Mark’s parent’s house to open gifts with the grandparents and cousins. Photo Dec 25, 6 49 25 PM It was a good day.