We were so excited that our former foster daughters, Molly and Lina, got to join us for Christmas weekend. Their family is Buddhist and does not celebrate Christmas, but they didn't mind if we included their girls.
On Christmas Eve we went to church about 4pm for a short service. Or, I should say, Daniel and nine of the kids went. I got stuck at a Supercuts waiting for Molly and Kevin to get hair cuts. We came in ten minutes before three. They said we could get done by 3:30. They didn't START until 3:30. So we missed most of the Christmas Eve service at church.
The part we did get to enjoy was very nice, though. It was fun having all our kiddos there, although we were all missing our other two girls who left in August. Afterwards, we went home and opened our traditional Christmas Eve gifts, which are always new PJs so the kids will all look nice on Christmas morning. "Hoops" especially loved her Pink Panther PJs, jumping up and down, smiling and laughing. She said it was the best Christmas ever... before it was even Christmas yet.
We also did a special family lunch. I prefer to do the big meal on Christmas Eve so that we can all relax on Christmas day. I spent most of the week leading up to it wrapping presents every night until midnight and then most of December 24th working on it, too. Christmas was much more relaxing.