This year, as our first Christmas together, we are having 4 Christmas celebrations over 3 days. Our first celebration was the day before Christmas eve, and we went to East Texas to celebrate with extended family on Richard's dad's side.We rode with his family, and I really enjoyed the time we spent with them. I took a LOT of pictures. :-)
We started our trip with a trip to whataburger, where I'd obtained coupons for free sandwiches. All together we got 11 hamburgers for free!!! Plus extra pickles on the side. I must have those extra pickles. ;) Everyone was thrilled with the tasty food--particularly Arthur, who was delighted to not need to settle for a Jr. burger.
When he realized what was in the box, his very own red 24" brand-spankin-new mountain bike, his delight couldn't be contained. After jumping up and down in delight for a few minutes, he darted to each of the aunts and uncles to hug and thank him. By the time he got back he was completely puzzled about how he'd NOT known it was coming. It was a LOT of fun to watch.
The next morning we drove home again with Richard's family. His sisters sang acapella Christmas songs most of the way home. My laryngitis kept me from joining in, but in my mind there was another harmony line as I 'sang' along with them.