We went to church the morning of Christmas Eve. After the service, we had Abby Kate christened. She cried the whole time! It was out of character for her to do that considering she sat quietly through the entire hour-long service just before that. Oh well. We went back to church that evening for the candlelight service. Again, AK was an angel and didn't make a peep. I was so glad. It was hard to concentrate on the message while worrying about my infant making a scene.
We came home and opened gifts after that. Everyone gave such great things! My favorite gift this year was what my dear husband gave me... Ballroom Dancing Lessons!!! Isn't he thoughtful?! The best part about the gift is that he'll be learning with me. We have four "learning" sessions and several [dancing] "parties" set up for us. Thanks, honey! I can't wait.
Abby Kate had a nice first Christmas, I think. Of course she doesn't have a clue about the importance of Jesus' birth or of family togetherness, but I think she enjoyed the change of scenery nonetheless. I look forward to next Christmas when she'll be walking and talking and helping with the tree and ripping into wrapping paper!
Thanks again to the Wallaces for such a nice holiday!