Santa came to see us on Christmas Eve. He hasn't been there in person for the past few years, so we were really excited to see him. Especially Teresa. She always gets really excited when Santa walks in.
He spent a lot of time with us and we all got something out of his special bag. But before he passed out presents, Zachary had to get something off his chest. He started by saying, "I have something to tell you."
And then he said, "I've been a little bad." Santa responded with something very appropriate (we were all laughing too hard to hear what he had to say) and I think he immediately felt better for having unburdened himself. I think he might have been a little worried that Santa didn't have anything in that bag for him and wanted to be up-front about his behavior.
Caden got his gift pretty early in the process. And he was happy to have something with Lightning McQueen on it! He didn't even mind getting his picture taken with Santa.
Micah, on the other hand, minded a lot! Poor thing didn't want anything to do with Santa on his first Christmas. But he really did like the blocks Santa brought him. Maybe next year he won't mind so much.
Jessica got some duct tape the color of her car to help hold it together. She was pretty excited.
Zachary was happy when he got a Spider-Man shaving kit from Santa.
Santa brought me a Starbucks gift card. He knows me very well. And this is the picture that made me decide I really need to lose some weight.
Happy to report that since the first of the year I've lost almost 8 pounds. Motivation can be found in a scheduled vacation to Europe. This time feels different already, though. I've been a cooking fool (thanks in part to the new Calphalon cookware I got for Christmas) and I've been exercising and eating right. That combination of things has been really hard for me in the past. But this time it feels like a shift in my thinking which is a wonderful feeling. Stay tuned for updates throughout the year.