At the beginning of December, we always go to the local holiday parade and the girls always write letters to Santa. When Santa's float comes at the very end, his helpers pick up the letters, and Santa always writes back. The really cool thing is that even though Secora can't write a letter yet, she always gets one from Santa just because her sisters mention her.
Sierra still believes, but was getting really worried because a letter wasn't coming. She was very excited to get this particular piece of mail.
We also celebrated Christmas with my parents and brother over the weekend. It seems like an awful lot of presents, but for 11 people, including 5 kids, I think we did a pretty good job of keeping things under control.
Everyone had a grand time and we were able to exchange a few things (clothes for different sizes and one broken toy for the same thing that wasn't broken) before the customer service lines get insanely long. I kinda like this early Christmas thing.
Tomorrow Josh has to work, but after dinner we'll do our family Christmas with just us. Then Santa fills stockings overnight. We'll probably spend the rest of Christmas day moving the last of our stuff from the old house because Josh and I got our present early...we have a buyer for the old house!!