I figured my first post just might as well go to the first person I met after starting to geocache. Our Christmas begins the day after Thanksgiving. Instead of doing black Friday, we do the Christmas tree and go through all the ornaments from Christmas past. Each one has a memory and lots of stories. Then we each find an ornament that represents us for this year to be put under the tree. Now Christmas Eve my husband and I take our grandson to Dover looking at the lights and end up at Foxcroft Academy where Santa and the reindeer are. Then we have to come home because Santa is in Dover so we have to hurry and go to bed. Used to work so well with my daughter, my grandson is so much harder to fool. My daughter and her boyfriend will arrive some time Christmas Eve. Before my grandson goes to bed he will put out cookies for Santa and carrots for the reindeer. This is what he is so excited about because he made cookies that look like trains. Christmas morning we will open the presents when someone wakes up to wake everyone else up. Used to be 12:01 when my daughter was younger but I don't know what time my grandson will get up. He is more interested in going ice shacking Christmas day. That is the only day Papa has off so Papa is going to take him down back to the ice shack. He likes ice fishing but it doesn't top hot cocoa in the ice shack so he calls it ice shacking. They will do that after we have breakfast. While they are ice shacking we will cook dinner, then call down and tell them they have to come up for dinner. After dinner they will go back to the ice shack and spend the afternoon. My daughter and I will take down the decorations and tree. Pack them away for next year plus the new ones.
Christmas isn't like it used to be but I think my grandson ice shacking on Christmas day will make for a nice memory.