Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Christmas Eve dinner was at our house. I made brisket, twice baked potatoes, and broccoli. I must say, it was pretty tastey.
The girls made quite the haul for Christmas. The amount of stuff that was under the tree for two 3 month old babies is quite astonishing. They slept through most of it though. The "opened" their presents from both their grandparents while they were here. On Christmas day they opened their presents from Santa, great grandma Haake, aunt Cassie and uncle Scott, great aunt/uncle Deb and Bob, and our friend Kristy. They got lots of clothes from the grandparents, some bonds (mommy and daddy's request...all about saving for college), toys from santa, and handmade metal keepsakes from Kristy.
You will notice all of their Christmas outfits. I tried very hard to make sure they wore each one atleast twice. I always feel bad when they only get to wear an outfit once.
New Years was pretty uneventful. We stayed home most of the day and just hung out as a family. We did go to dinner with Uncle Ryan before he went out to party. At midnight we toasted the new year (while mommy held the girls and sobbed). We stayed up until 1 am our time because that was when Charlie rang in the New Year. Again, I sobbed. In some ways that was harder than Christmas. I guess I just wasn't ready to push out 2010. Charlie is in 2010. He doesn't get to come with us (physically) into 2011. I feel like I am leaving him behind. I don't want him to think I am forgetting him.