What a beautiful Christmas we had this year. I will let the pictures do most of the talking. On Christmas Eve our neighborhood picked up the tradition of luminaries (white bags with candles inside) that lines all the streets. So pretty. As usual the Raab house, in true Griswald fashion shone brightly this holiday season! See the luminaries on the street? And Preston made sure to put out his reindeer food!
Then it was time for a letter to Santa and off to track him on NORAD. Which to me was pretty darn awesome. When Preston went to bed he was delivering gifts in Africa.
Putting out the milk and cookies….plate all set up. We have the cookie, the two carrots for the reindeer, the letter to Santa and I get the cup of milk. I could see the expression. I could see something was pissing off my son. Are you ready? “I’m not sure I want Santa to drink out of my cup.” Really? Are you five or 80? When I asked why he explained Santa may take it (Heavens forbid Santa, leaving you a boatload of toys absconds with the Target plastic cup that was a dollar). Santa left a note back to Preston in the morning, “Dear Preston. Thank you for the cookie and for feeding my reindeer. Enjoy your presents. I washed your cup and put it away. Love Santa.” And sadly, he was happy about this. As you can see Santa really cut back from last year (*sarcasm).
Notice the theme of train Christmas.
We pretty much opened gifts all day. I even relived my youth playing with Lincoln Logs!
Much to my happiness (*sarcasm again) the snow returned. Thankfully we did not get the blizzard that hit NYC and Boston, but I do have to say it makes for pretty pictures!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!!