This was quite a different Christmas from last year. Instead of freezing temperatures and the threat of snow, we had sunshine and fifties. It was perfect! The kids were excited to see that Santa did come during the night. He gladly ate his cookies and left them a note in return. Santa was also kind enough to let Doodle, our Elf, stay one more day so he could watch the kids open presents. After checking out their stash from Santa, we had breakfast and then it was time to open the rest of the gifts. I think we all did well this year! Merry Christmas!