It's a quiet Christmas Eve afternoon at the Hobbled house. Shana is upstairs wrapping presents. John is not feeling well - sore throat and general crud. We just finished reading some old Christmas favorites while wrapped in a blanket on the couch. We read Polar Express, A Stranger in the Woods, and The Christmas Ship. Not exactly aimed at 7th graders - but it's Christmas Eve - and when you don't feel well they work just fine.
Maria is off a friends house - but we have to fetch her soon as we all head over to my Mom's for Christmas Eve dinner and presents tonight.