Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Rives Christmas

Christmas Day was full of twists and spins for us this year.  To start off, we didn't get home until the wee hours of the morning. Once we arrived, I still had to go home and wrap presents for my sisters and parents that I had neglected to wrap before leaving for Beaumont two days before.  I finally got the presents wrapped and we went to bed.

We did not wake up until after 11:00 A.M.  I was freaking out because my family had not called us or anything.  I thought something must have been wrong with my phone.  Nope.  They were still asleep too.  They stayed up extra late putting Emmy's new car together, so they were sleeping in.  We lazed around at our house for a little while longer and let Emmy open a couple of her presents.  Around 1:00, we headed over to my parent's house in our pajamas to open presents and eat a late breakfast.

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Emmy loved opening presents this year.  All of the bright paper and being able to rip into it delighted her.  When it was time for her to get her big present, we were all really excited.  When she saw her yellow car, she didn't even know what to do she was so excited.  She jumped in and wanted to drive it right away.

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We watched movies and hung out all afternoon just enjoying the day.  The wind started blowing really hard, and we struggled to take a family picture before we ate dinner.

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When we came back in the house, the power had gone out.  Luckily, dinner was already done, so we didn't need electricity to continue cooking.  We lit candles and had flashlights illuminating the room.  It was a little stuffy inside, so we had the doors open with just the screen door shut.  This made me a little nervous because you never know who might be out in the middle of a storm looking for a place to go.  All of a sudden, there was a knock on the door.

Nathan and Katie showed up!  They were out of power at their house as well and had loaded up the girls to go for a drive.  They came in and ate dinner with us. Just as we were finishing up dinner, the power came back on.  It was definitely a memorable Christmas!


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