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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Best Christmas Gift

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December is my favorite month of the year. I'm not the biggest fan of the cold weather, but I love all the excitement of the month. We make gingerbread houses, candy, decorate sugar cookies & sugar cubes. All three of the girls have their own small Christmas tree for their rooms & we have a 9' tree in the living room. We have a lot of parties in December & we are pretty busy. This year I had the local homeschool moms over for a Christmas party. My oldest son & youngest daughter have birthdays this month, so we are very busy.
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This year the surprise was on me. Morgan told me she was coming up from Colorado from December 21-January 4. I was thrilled at the thought of her coming for so long. She didn't get here until about 4:00 am Sunday morning. Mike came to wake me up, so I could say hi to her before she went to bed. I came down the stairs and she was sitting at the dining room table, but as I walked over to her Michael was standing in the kitchen. He has been in Afghanistan and wasn't suppose to be home until January & we were going down to Kentucky to visit him there. I had no idea that he came home early. He had called Mike & had Morgan pick him up at the Denver airport. They actually kept the secret from me for a month.
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I was fortunate enough to be able to chat with him almost daily from the time he left. About the end of November he quit answering me. After several days, I was beginning to worry. I don't know how mom's could stand their kids off fighting in a war without the internet. Mike was a great comforter during those couple of weeks, but he knew all along that Michael was back in KY at the beginning of December.
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Morgan didn't actually stay here the whole time, but she came up & stayed for several days. Having all 5 of my kids together is the greatest gift ever. The decorations, gifts, and food are nothing compared to the fun, games, laughter, and late nights with my kids.





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