We celebrated our last childless Christmas weekend by sleeping in. We're both night owls, so I'm really going to miss getting up on my own lazy schedule and drinking a cup of coffee while the rest of the house is still asleep. Paul and I joke hopefully that Atticus and Norah have been spending their time in Toukoul establishing sleep patterns that will be convenient for us. Perhaps they'll arrive home to a completely new environment with a completely different time zone and feel the urge to sleep from 9 pm to 9 am each day - I'm holding out hope for that but trying to cherish this last lazy vacation at the same time.
We spent Christmas Eve with Paul's family, Christmas morning with my parents, hosted dinner at our house, and then had some friends over in the evening. Is it any wonder that I was falling asleep on the couch by the end of the night? It was great to spend time with everybody though. We tried out our new baby carrier using our youngest nephew as a guinea pig. He's a month older than Atticus and a lot of fun to spend time with. It's crazy to think we're going to have two of our own soon! Our niece got an American Girl doll and named it Norah. Atticus and Norah might not be home, but they still got a lot of gifts and cute outfits. In best blog news, my parents and grandparents gave us an awesome digital camera that also works as a camcorder. I'm very excited about being able to take good pictures again, and as soon as I figure out how I'll make a short film and test out my posting capabilities.