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It Was The Best Christmas Ever...MOM

Those were the words that Liam whispered to his Mom when she asked him how his Christmas was.  Those words, from a seven year old, are a gift in itself.  It tells me that he, and possibly Jaxson, will really hold this Christmas in their hearts all their life...of course Tucker played a big part.  You never forget a gift like him...all that soft fluffiness, full of endless energy,  and loving the boys right from the start..and here is how the rest of the morning went...


Jaxson and Uncle Chris...Christmas Eve..


They finally get up and move cautiously into the living room.  Jaxson staying close to his brother.  This is Jaxsons first year of really "getting it"...

Ok. now he gets it...what is that?  Santa brought Jaxson a geiger counter.  He loves rocks and now he can go to the beach and find rocks and money..he really liked this gift from Santa.

Oh my sneakers.  Jaxson is pretty excited about these...He put them right on. I think he's got a bit of his flashy Nana in go Jaxson...your rocking it here.

Well after Tucker I would say this was Liam's second best gift.  It's all he talked about before Christmas and he was pretty happy to unwrap that how excited they both were..

It was Lego city by the time the day was over.  Jaxson got this battle you think he liked it...

that face...

Before the real puppy appeared, there was this puppy that Liam loved.  

Getting help from Dad to put the spaceship together. 

Taking a break from opening gifts to have a little run with Tucker.  

Rest time for Tucker.  His first day in his new home, his first Christmas.  It's a big job for a little guy. Uncle Chris to the rescue...


Although it seemed to be all about Tucker today, it's really Riley who shines in this family and he deserves the spotlight.  For 10 years he has been a loyal companion to Jenna and the boys..and now he gets to rest more and enjoy all the pats and treats a dog of his age deserves.  I think before to long him and Tucker will be best friends as Riley takes Tucker under his wing.  Merry Christmas Riley..

So it was a whirlwind day that is right up there at the top of the Memory pile. For Papa and I it was a much appreciated gift to go through this season with the boys, both of them believing in the magic of Christmas and Santa Clause.  We also welcomed Elf on the shelf to our house when the boys discovered we didn't have one...They named ours Brownie and each day that little elf would move around and the boys would always run in the door to see what kind of trouble Brownie was in now.  At their house they had Buddy...he was really bad.  I am happy to say that Brownie is now back at the North Pole.  

So many gifts this year...our son and daughter both live close by..we spend lots of time together during the season..and the boys bring it all to light from being a King and a Shepard in the church play to being full of wonder at the gifts that Santa brings...we are a small family but boy we make a lot of noise, filling each house with laughter, running and bright many kisses and hugs and I love you to the Moon and back...and even for me, a snuggle in bed with Jaxson before he opens his eyes to discover this new day...let me just tell you, there is no better gift on Christmas or any other day, than the sweet smell and soft smile of a little one as they are just waking up...and those kisses, those butterfly kisses, you guessed gift of all...

I hope you all found many moments of quiet joy and perhaps even a bit of loud joy over your Christmas day...wishing you all a very Happy New Year.  May it be filled with hope love and possiblities in the new year...

My word for next year....Possibilities...

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Reader Comments (7)

What a wonderful Christmas, Cheryl! Ours was quiet but happy. Wishing you and all those you love a wonderful 2017 filled with...yes, possibilities!

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLeón

It sounds wonderful. There is nothing like children to brighten things up. Love you to the moon and back. Peg

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPeg Rogers

So many beautiful memories here, Cheryl.
Thank you so much for sharing.
May your New Year be full of the most wonderful possibilities.

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Gordon

A Merry Christmas, indeed!
Throughout your special account of the morning, I kept wondering if Tucker was going to appear, brand spanking new, running into the room!
But the more I read, the more I assumed he had arrived before Christmas Day? In any event . . . what a wonderful celebration for you all.
I always smile when I see the astonishing resemblance between your grandsons and YOU! It's uncanny! Happy New Year to everyone . . .
again, my wishes for Peace, continued JOY, and GOOD HEALTH! xox

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAntoinette

What a joy to read this post - like experiencing Christmas all over again. So much love - surely enough for an entire year! And, Legos, always bring back so many memories for me. Our oldest son is almost 30 years old, and still gets a Lego for Christmas every year! Thank you for the heartwarming look into this lovely day with your family.

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Looks likes a wonderful day was had by all! What a beautiful puppy!

December 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Thomas

Thank you all for stopping by for a little Christmas cheer...and for leaving your gifts of such lovely comments...May the New Year be good to all of you...xoxo

January 3, 2017 | Registered CommenterCheryl Crotty

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