Sunday, December 27, 2009
We enjoyed the 5pm service at church on Christmas Eve, especially The Little Drummer Boy Stomp rendition. The music was too loud and lights too bright for Torrie, so she & I were in the back of the church listening. She got to see the lights on the tree and the candles we lit which then were lit all over the church. I told her it was Jesus, who is the Light of the World.
When we got home, we left cookies and milk for Santa and oatmeal on the grass for the reindeer. This is Torrie's first Christmas that Santa is "making sense." I had to keep telling her to SLEEP thru the night if you want Santa to come visit.
We had a great Christmas day in FL! Of course, we had the air on with the temp toward 80 but there was no snow. The girls opened presents in the late morning (Bry slept in) and Torrie got a Braille/print letter from Santa that she is thrilled with. Both girls got a lot of clothes. Bry is thrilled with hers!
My dad and sister came over for ham & cheesy potatoes for dinner. We opened presents and then had dessert. Torrie combed Grampa's hair - just like Bryanna used to way back when. It was a great day.
We wish everyone a great Christmas and wonderful New Year!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Bryanna turned 14 this morning at 8:13am - of course, she slept thru it all! It seems like yesterday when we got the call from the attorney saying that Bryanna was born. We saw her that night and brought her home 27-1/2 hrs after she was born! Today she is a beautiful young woman.