Christmas Eve morning. Aubry woke up puking in the middle of the night, poor girl, meaning Hannah and Sam both woke up as well because they were all sleeping in the same room. Josie heard the commotion and woke up as well, wanting nursies and snuggles. Hannah got Aubs settled back to sleep around 4:30, but Josie woke back up at five and did NOT want to go back to sleep. Instead, she thought it would be more fun to throw a screaming, back-arching fit because Daddy was leaving for work. Finally at about six thirty, Josie went back to sleep, but within moments Owen woke up. You see, he was sleeping in our room, so he slept through all the noise and woke up ready for the day. Can I FINALLY have my coffee?

The thing is, puking and fussing and commotion is all part of life, and I still feel really grateful. We have everything mostly ready for Santa to come, we will go to church tonight and have dinner with the friends we always have Christmas Eve dinner with, and we will come home and the kids can open their Christmas pajamas and then Santa will come. Hannah and Aubry are staying the night again,so we will all be together to celebrate the day. We are all missing Eli, of course, but life is still good.

Wishing all of you the happiest of days today no matter what is going on in your life. There is joy to be found.

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