We had a overall good Christmas. We took things slow, didn't over plan our days and just enjoyed not being pulled in all directions. The kids had different "fun" things to do, via Jeffery our elf. We decorated cookies, made cookies, went to Monkey Joe's, made rice krispie treats, colored, read books, played at the park, played with new toys, played with old toys, played the wii, the kinect.. just a lot of playing and hopefully memory making. We did our "new tradition" of family presents. It went over very well. The kids enjoyed it and I found them talking to each other about their excitement over what the next present would be. I know it's something we will do again. Hopefully, memories were made and in the end that it wasn't about the toys or the different parties or activities that we did. Hopefully it will be about the time spent as a family. Having memories to look back on and hold on to for the rest of their lives.