The antipasta was followed by a pasta course and then a main course of roasted chicken and vegetables and Tiramisu (Mormon style, no coffee no alcohol!) for dessert. After dinner we had a family devotional about the birth of the Savior with a special program that Robert had compiled from Luke 2 and with hymns interspersed between the sections of the scriptures. It was a beautiful and meaningful experience. Here in Italy Christmas is all about the birth of Christ (what a novel idea!) and there are beautiful nativities everywhere. Tomorrow night we are going to one that is in a town near Gaeta and is a living nativity.
Christmas Eve the boys were so anxious for the next morning and opening presents. They were told they could not go downstairs until 7:30 am. By 6:00 am Rossie found his way into our bed where we somehow held him at bay until 7:30. We laid in bed and listened to the Christmas bells at a nearby church ringing out to welcome the Savior! Both boys were awake by about 4:00 but Santa is smart at this house and leaves their stockings in their beds for them to go through so everyone else gets a little more sleep.
your picture on Christmas morning?
I like this one it is nice and dark and blurry!
Here Spencer is reading
Santa's computerized response
Geesh, everything has gone techno!
Some of the loot!
Warms a Gramma's heart!