Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everybody! I’m soooooo excited right now! I haven’t even opened present and it is 8:20 cuz I just got up! So enjoy the photostory!!

*almost all of the pictures are edited to make it look darker, and some of the pictures at the beginning are blurry because the camera was in the wrong setting.*

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I yawned and blinked my eyes sleepily as I woke up early morning December 25.

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I sat up and stared blankly at the Christmas tree for a few seconds before I remembered what day it was.

Christmas! Hurray!

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I gently kicked Izzy and when she opened one eye, I whispered, “Merry Christmas, Sleeping Beauty.”

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The second my words sunk in, Izzy jumped up and stared dancing, humming The Nutcracker.

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As she curtsied after her mini performance, I began clapping.

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My applause woke up Tracy, and she mumbled as she sat up, “Why did you wake me up? I was having the most beautiful dream about a magical land where the snow tasted like sugar, and there was a fairy . . . The Sugar Phone Fairy. . . “

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Izzy and I giggled as we realized what Tracy’s dream had been about.

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“I believe it was The Sugar Plum Fairy, Tracy,” I hinted.

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Then Isabelle and I skipped around the room, shaking our sisters until everyone was awake.

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“Merry Christmas!” we sang.

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Emily crawled out from under her blankets and made her way to the plate of cookies she had left for Santa. There was nothing left but a few crumbs. “Molly! Santa was here,” Emily exclaimed.

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Tracy and I shared a mischievous smile. Santa and his elf had been busy last night.

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Caroline raised her hands in the air and shouted, “Go!!” We all dashed to the Christmas tree to find our presents.

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We sat down close to the girl we had gotten for Secret Santa and passed around the wrapped boxes until we each had a present with our name on it in our lap.

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I looked over at Tracy as I picked up my present from Molly. I was her Secret Santa.

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Then we all started ripping off bows and opening boxes!

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In mine was a bag, a bracelet, and a shirt. “Thank you, Molly!” I said.

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Molly got a wall hang-y thing and a notebook.

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Caroline got a birdhouse and a picture frame.

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Emily got a set of colonial paper dolls.

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Ivy got a panda stuffed animal, a phone with an emerald doodle case, and two Percy Jackson books, The Lightning Theif , and The Sea of Monsters.

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Isabelle got a sewing machine!

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I stood behind Tracy as she lifted the lid. No way was I going to miss her reaction!

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Inside were two Spiderman posters, a Spiderman necklace, and a phone case of a cute little owl with a mustache.

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“Ta daa!” I said.

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I grinned as I looked at one of the pictures. What could I say? 🙂

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I went up to my bedroom and changed into my new shirt as my sisters oohed and aahed over their gifts.

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I smiled when I came back downstairs and my family told me how great I looked in my outfit.

Then we went for the stockings!

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Ivy pulled a candy-cane and a card with what her name meant out of her stocking. We each had the same thing — except some of us got Snickers or mints.

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We spread out our name cards and laughed about what they said.

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Emily Anne

Hardworking; God has favored me

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Tracy Rene’

Bold, brave; to rise again

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Isabelle Rose

Devoted to God; flower

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Caroline Noelle

Song of happiness; birthday. Refers to Christ’s birth.

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Molly Kristina

Wished-for child; Christian.

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Ivy Jade

Faithfulness, ivy; jewel.

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Saige Courtney

Wise. Associated with sagebrush, cowboys, and the Wild West. Court attendant.

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“Who put the stuff in the stockings?” Molly asked.

We looked at each other and shrugged.

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 “Was it Mom?” Isabelle suggested.

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“Santa!” Emily cried.

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“It wasn’t Mom,” Caroline said.

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“How do you know?” Ivy asked.

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Caroline smiled sheepishly as she said, “I kind of spied on her last night.”

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I suddenly asked, “Who turned the Christmas tree lights on? I was the first up this morning, and it was already on when I woke up.”

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“I’m telling you, it’s Santa!” Emily insisted, waving her hands wildly in the air. “And he even ate the extra cookie I set out for him after his elves ate the peanut-butter blossoms. It was chocolate!”

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Tracy and I exchanged a surprised look. There had only been peanut-butter blossoms when we had chowed down . . .

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