We decided to stay in Claremont and have Christmas on our own for the first time. Now I am glad we did because it was the only and last Christmas we had in our Claremont house. The night before we acted out the Nativity.
Then Julia slept upstairs in our room on a mattress on the floor because she was afraid she would wake up when Santa came and be scared. And we were afraid she would wake up when Santa came...
Morning time with little Micah and little bitty Camden.
Julia got her guitar, and an arm chair full of other gifts.
Micah got a train set and that Dodgers hat in the background that he loves.
Two weeks later all those toys were packed up and we didn't see them again for almost nine months. It was like Christmas all over again when we finally unpacked since they didn't really remember what they had gotten.
One of their last pictures in our Claremont house.