Every year we struggle with when to do our family Christmas. I usually try to convince Paul to do it on December 5 for St. Nick's Day but let's face it, I'm never done shopping by then! I'd love to do it right before we head up to Iowa but Paul has been gone the week before Christmas for work for the past 10 years! I'm hoping next year will be different. Depspite the confusion, I've managed to come up with a "traditional" dinner for us and we dressed up and at in the dining room which Leah thought was fabulous! Stuffed Mushrooms, Crab Cakes, Seared scallops, broccolli, & molten chocolate cake were on the menu. We opened our gifts afterward. Leah who had decided that "she HATES pants" was most excited about two new dresses and her cupcake set. Jonah decided that it was more fun to climb on the box than open it. It contained a basketball hoop that he was pretty excited about. He knew just what to do. (Maybe Grandpa Lee will get a basketball player yet!) It was a bit of crazy day and evening but fun to stretch out the celebrating!