Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Day (Better Late, Than Never :) )

Here is the promised post about Christmas day! :) I'm sorry that it is later than I had hoped, but I was not around much on Saturday and Sunday, and the one time that I did have time to do it, my computer was acting up. Oh well, here it is now. :)
I woke up around 7am (a rare thing) and kept trying to go back to sleep until when I looked at the clock at 7:40. It just so happened that Scott stirred at that moment, so I said "are you ready to get up?" He said he was, but of course it takes him much longer to actually wake up. I rubbed his back vigorously trying to get his blood flowing so he would get up faster (can you tell that I was "a little excited"? :) ). At 7:51 I came downstairs and got the Cinnamon Rolls out of the Fridge so they could "come to room temperature".
By 8:00 we were sitting down, getting ready to open our stockings together. :) After that we got out Scott's Bible and took turns reading the Christmas Story from Luke. Here is a picture of the tree (with our gifts under it) before we started unwrapping. :)
Here is a picture from just after we finished reading the Bible:
After opening our gifts:
Here is Scott unwrapping one of his Soundtrack
Here is me with my "loot" :)
Here is all of Scott's gifts:
Notice the book "Relic Quest"
The day we were leaving our good friends at Scott discovered this book on one of the shelves and picked it up. In the short time that was left before we had to leave, he was really enjoying the book, so I thought it would be a good Christmas gift for him. I was so delighted that I totally stumped as to what the "package" was. :) And he was even more surprised to open it and see that it was the book that he had been telling everyone about since he had first looked at it! :)
Here is the rest of my gifts:
I also got 2 books (not shown in picture): "Only Angels Have Wings" and "In The President's Secret Service". I have started both (what can I say, when I get more than one new book I want to read them all so badly, I just start them all at the same time! :) ), and am so far enjoying both very much! :)
Here is Scott enjoying one of his new gifts

Can anyone guess what "gift" this is?

Here is the breakfast table, after most of us had already sampled the Cinnamon Rolls (which came out PERFECT!). The Hashbrown casserole took longer to cook than I had anticipated, but it still came out perfect! Scott and I ate leftovers throughout the rest of the day!

One of the best parts of the entire day was that we got to talk to my family (and Scott's brother) "face-to-face" on Skype. For some reason it took us forever to set up Skype (should have done it a month ago), but we are so glad we finally did it! It made our Christmas! My sister and I got it figured out the night before, and my eyes welled up with tears when I first got to see them.

Although some aspects of todays technology, I don't believe are that great for us, I am very thankful that even though we are thousands of miles apart, we can still see and talk to our families. It's not as good as being in person, but it's better than nothing! :)

I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas as well!

Merry Christmas!


Shayna said...

Oh, Kelley!! It looks like you a wonderful first Christmas as Mrs. Scott Appleton!! I loved looking through all your pictures and am so glad that you guys were able to talk to family through skype. Praise God for technology. ;)

Seven Sisters said...

I loved seeing these pictures!!! That "Relic Quest" book looks very familiar : D And so does that T-Tapp : D I got another one of Bob Cornuke's books...a novel called "The Bell Messenger". I like it VERY much!