Here is the tree on Christmas Eve, all ready for Christmas morning:
The children are allowed to come out of their rooms at 8 a.m. and open their stockings (without waiting for us). Later, before we begin opening presents, Michael reads from Luke 2.
Thanks to my new camera the day looked bright and full of light, instead of gray, rainy and overcast like it really was:
After more presents, and the advent of John and Cornelia W., we sat down for a delicious Christmas dinner (food requires a separate post):