Mid-Life Ramblings; Sanity Optional

Sunday, December 25, 2005

When it's all said and done

Christmas night is here - the end of a gorgeous day. We spent our morning watching Elyssa and Tyler open then enjoy all of their gifts. We played their new video games with them, ran the new remote control truck up and down the street, and played a game or two. All that was followed by a very non-traditional meal of fried catfish, baked potatoes, french fries, Chinese coleslaw, and corn casserole with crawfish. It was a starch feast and every one of us ate more than we should have. Isn't that what you're supposed to do on Christmas day?

This afternoon E and I rode downtown with Keith and Rex so that we could show Rex the Capitol and LSU. We walked around and took a few pictures. The afternoon was fantastic. There wasn't a cloud in the sky and the temperature was about 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Christmas in Louisiana often brings near-perfect weather.

This evening has found E and I curled up in front of the television watching movies and other programming and enjoying the quiet with the dogs. Another Christmas day is part of our memories now, interwoven with memories of so many Christmases past. Today was spent celebrating Christmas the way I believe it should be - surrounded by those we love the most.

Here's hoping that each of you enjoyed your Christmas as much as we did.