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Leisurely day

We met up with my friends Holly and Michele and each of their husbands and kids this afternoon at the new Austin aquarium, then went out for ice cream after that at Amy's, where the little kids could play on the playground while we socialized.
Later in the evening, we ate burgers at Moonie's and also went for a drive to see Christmas lights in Round Rock near the Dell Diamond where there was a 1.5 mile light display that was well done and kept us all entertained.  It's so nice to be at home for the holidays and have Kelly home from work.  We look forward to next Christmas when Lindsey will be here too with us!

Merry Christmas

We enjoyed spending the morning opening presents, then eating a brunch menu of Texas shaped Lemon Poppyseed Waffles and crispy bacon, in honor of Lindsey, who discovered the recipe before leaving on her mission, so we always think of her when I make them.

Isaac loved the excitement of all the presents and liked his new toys. Hannah got her very first ever violin, and Christopher got some computer parts and is learning how to build his own computer from his technical wizard dad.
We loved talking on the telephone last night to Lindsey, when it was Christmas Eve in Texas and fourteen hours ahead, Christmas in Hong Kong. After our traditional Christmas naps, since we always stay up too late wrapping presents, etc., I prepared dinner for the family and we enjoyed the company of the three missionaries in our ward, Elders McKinley, Toone, and Anderson, plus two  other families from church, Melanie and Ryan and their sons, Jordan and Luke, and Heather and her husband, Clayton, and their son,…