Before I begin, I feel its only fair to warn you...there are a significant amount of pictures here. BUT, when you consider that I took 331 on Christmas Day, it doesn't seem like so many. Hey, just be grateful I am not in your family, in your face. :)
As its been for most of the years of my life, Uncle Lee and I started Christmas morning, together. When I was little, I would wake up super early, always well before the sun and he would tell us stories until 6 or 7 am when it was ok to wake up the other adults and get the party started. What I didn't realize when I was six is that those story hours were not stalling time to get to the good part of Christmas, they were Christmas and are now the sweetest of memories.
Now that I'm older, we still sit with each other in the early morning hours, but now we both have a cup of coffee in hand and we both tell stories. Good stuff.
Eventually the kids found their way down...
This was the wrapping paper for my gift. My brother-in-law pulled images off of my blog and printed them onto paper. So special!