Will we make it to Florida?
The last few days before Christmas ran very smoothly. Chantal did a lot of the prep for Christmas dinner in advance and it paid off. She only had the turkey left to do on the 25th. We did a lot of the wrapping on the 23rd, so we did not have to stay up all Christmas Eve. Instead we went to the Churchill's for an early dinner with friends. We even made it to the United Church for the evening Christmas service before heading home and getting the kids to bed for 8:30. That was our own Christmas Miracle, the kids were actually upset that they were still up, because Santa might skip our house.
The biggest surprise came Christmas morning when Rory informed us at 7:30 that Scarlett wanted to sleep "a little more" when he tried to get her up. We finally got up and opened the stockings before breakfast. We followed that up with the gifts. With just the four of us it was over in half an hour and Rory was off building with Lego and I was in Barbie Hell, assembling the Glam Jet. That was it until Chantal put the turkey in at noon and John and Mary arrived at about 3. We had a nice visit and exchanged gifts before getting some needed rest before the journey south.