After that, some napped, some played with their new toys, some watched a movie, we all grazed on leftovers, and I watched all of them with my heart so full of love. That evening we went to my Mother in-law's home and had Christmas with extended family.
Christmas morning we had a nice phone visit with our son who is stationed overseas. Then we spiffed up for church.
The program was recital type this year and I participated by reading "The Story of the Christmas Guest" by Helen Steiner Rice. It's one of my favorites and you can see it performed by Grandpa Jones here.
After church, we came home to a simple lunch (more leftovers from the day before.) Then DH played with his new guitar a little before he settled in for another nap. When he woke up, we played a round of his new Appalachian Trail Board Game. I lost that one by a good margin! But he made it up to me by snuggling on the couch, with a cup of coffee and some cookies, and watching Home Alone. While that was playing on the t.v. Molly had her own playtime on the floor.
I think I'll be sweeping up toy stuffing for weeks! It's going to take me weeks to figure out how to operate my new toy, also. I was so excited to open my gift and find the perfect homesteading tool! I've wanted one for ages!
Pressure canning is a whole new ballgame for me. I sure do hope I can learn how to do it successfully!