When we got back home, John, Jr came with a box full of oysters. I'm not sure if John, Sr. was more excited about seeing John or the jellied sea creatures that came with him?? I'm just joking, but he was tickled to be able to eat some roasted oysters.
Abbey got her first taste of oysters, and she echoed her Mom's opinion...
|First she sniffed it...|
|Then she tasted it....|
|Then she promptly spit it out! (Elijah couldn't believe she did that)|
When nightfall came, we gathered in the living room.
|John was the first one in|
|She loves those sisters!|
John, Sr. played the guitar and we sang some carols. Daniel read the Christmas story from the Bible.
The kids, me and John exchanged presents. Then we went out to walk around the neighborhood to admire the luminaries and lights.
|My precious gang!!|
|So happy to have all of their family together.|
|One set of newlyweds|
|Another set of newlyweds.|
|My young men|
Then it was off to bed in preparation for further celebrations the next day. Always the last to bed, that night I reflected on the day. I made note of how incredibly blessed this Mama is, and how grateful I am to have my family all under one roof for a little while. I praise God for each member, ever unique and ever special! Every single one, a gift to me!