I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas day!
JJ had chosen to open his Christmas present–his laptop–when it arrived in early December. That was the most expensive gift we’ve ever gotten him for Christmas, and we told him he wasn’t getting anything else. He understood. He had a few computer games that he been given or bought over the years that he has never been able to play because his old computer wasn’t modern enough to play them. So he asked that I wrap them up so he’d have something to open for Christmas. Since he’d never been able to play them before, they’d be “new” to him. I thought that was clever. I also put a small bow on his computer as a reminder that it was his Christmas present.
EJ and I weren’t going to get each other gifts because buying JJ his laptop was a sacrifice. However, I wanted EJ to feel loved so I bought him a few books that he had put in his Amazon wishlist. He was going to buy me a gift on Christmas eve, but he was in such pain and so tired that I told him that the Dietzsche Hebrew Gospels Bible he bought me a few days ago was more than enough. And it really was.
After we opened our gifts and had eaten breakfast, we drove an hour and a half to have Christmas with EJ’s Mom and sister. Although we prefer to have a snowy Christmas, the lack of snow made travel easy. We took Danny along with us. We encouraged JJ to drive, but he wanted to have the unique experience of using his laptop in the car as we drove.
EJ’s sister lovingly prepared a wonderful meal for us: With turkey, ham, potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, rolls, and so much more.
We got home about 6:30 p.m. or so. As soon as we unloaded the car, etc., we celebrated our sixth day of Hanukkah. There is something about lighting and enjoying the candles that is very beautiful and peaceful. EJ did some studying as the candles burned.
After the candles had burned out, EJ called his brother and his friend, both of whom live way north of us.
And that was our Christmas day.