I'll stop back later on today to post pictures, videos, and give the details of how (literally) SHOCKED the kids were when the saw their unopened presents. I have never seen James' mouth hang that low in my life so far. THAT was worth all the effort. And Natalie couldn't stop smiling and started grabbing gifts from underneath the tree. She was so giddy. Again, THAT was worth all the effort. It's all about the kids. And having some wonderful family and friends makes it all even more wonderful.
..and you know what else is wonderful? A holiday CONTEST!!! Something I've never done before and wanted to but didn't have anything to give away. But today, I do and it's a one year subscription to "Parents" magazine!! All you have to do is comment here, and tell me what your thankful for, and then a winner at random will be chosen at 6p (our time here) on Sunday evening, the 27th. Get to commenting!!