There are ony a few Christmases that I can actually remember what I received from Santa, my family or my friends. I like it that way too because what I do remember are the stories we shared, the memories we made and the laughter that brought us all a little closer.
When mom and dad would wake up we'd all pile in the living room and get to open the presents that were wrapped from them, from aunts and uncles and friends. I loved the fact that Santa's gifts weren't wrapped. He laid the gifts so lovingly out in our spots. Clothes and shoes would be on one side, toys and what-nots were on the other side of our spots. He did a very good job of making everything look nice and neat. I mean, he has a lot of kiddos to visit so it was nice that he took the extra time at our house to set everything out for us. Now, Laura and her husband Chris follow the same tradition and Joshua and his wife Laura also do the same.