Sunday, December 30, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012! - Week of Dec. 24th

It was much to Cameron's advantage that the Family Holiday party fell on the calendar two days before Christmas this year.  This meant that Cam's grandparents were able to stay at his house for 3 days!  As far as presents go, this was definitely one of his favorites. Christmas Eve was spent with our good friends, the Raisch family, first at church for a beautiful musical service and then at their home for a delicious dinner.

For Cam, this was the first year that stockings were "hung by the chimney with care" since his house now has a fireplace.  After a restful night of sleep, a very excited boy woke up and didn't even have to wait for Oma and Opa to arrive, since they were sleeping downstairs.
It took quite some time to unwrap all of the gifts and of course, Cam offered to help everyone else remove the shiny paper from theirs!  It's always difficult to decide what is more enjoyable- giving or receiving.  Each year, Cam gives Oma a photo calendar and she gives Cam a personalized book where he is the main character!
Chris & Jane had fun opening a present from the grandparents- a comfy red chair....which Cam immediately claimed was his!
With new toys and books, puzzles and cars, Cameron stayed quite busy this week.   He is very thankful for all of his gifts, and is also blessed by the many people in his life who give of themselves.         
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.  ~Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

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