Well, we had a wonderful Christmas at the Vose house! We went to the Christmas Eve candle lit service at the Evangelical Free Church, where we were married and where Brent's parents attend. I think I heard some of the service, and got to sing most of the songs (difficult to concentrate with rugrats!). We then had dinner as a family, and came home to put the boys to bed. Then we had FUN being Santa, transforming the tree from just a Christmas tree, to a tree that had been visited by the Clause! The next morning we all slept until 8 (that's our kids' gift to us, right there) and then Brent asked Ayden, 'do you think Santa came last night?' Ayden said 'No!' but went to investigate regardless, and was astonished when he saw our tree. They started with their stockings and didn't stop all day! They were so excited and lit up, it was amazing.
We popped the turkey in the oven (who am I kidding, BRENT popped the turkey in the oven) around 10:30, and lo and behold, it and a vast array of traditional side dishes were ready at 3! The dinner was a big hit, no one fainted (Sharon came close but we opened a window), everyone was spoiled by Santa and the relatives, and the ladies went to see a movie that night at 7. A rousing success. Have I mentioned how this makes me feel old? So old. Grown all the way up, no pretending. 18 more days and I really will be old (29)...or is that next year? 30 is when you are definately old.