Once things in the kitchen were in order, we headed into the living room for the real deal.
Everyone was eager to "help" Matthew open his gifts. He didn't mind help up to a certain point. Then he let it be known that he no longer required your assistance.
I think it will be many years before our kids recognize how lucky they are. Not only do they get to have a Christmas at their own home, but they have two wonderful sets of grandparents who love them to pieces and spoil them rotten. (We do need to have a Family Home Evening lesson on gratitude soon, I do believe.)
We loved spending time at Mom and Dad Barnett's with Amber in North Ogden, and then at Mom and Dad's in Mountain Green. We certainly missed Blake and Maren, Braden and Brody; Chris and Gabby; Doug and Rachel and Theron, Grant, Kate, Paige, and Juliette. We loved watching the video Doug and Rachel posted of their Christmas morning in Germany. We felt as though we were part of it. And we loved talking on the phone to everyone. Merry Christmas! Some of our most treasured gifts are each of you.