What happens during the Altrogge family Christmas? Here’s the inside scoop, including exclusive photos. We’ll start on Christmas Eve and make our way to Christmas day.
_Jen and I woke up at the leisurely hour of 8:00 am. I, of course, immediately began making industrial strength coffee.
_While drinking our coffee, we read Psalm 103 together, which helped us to remember God’s extraordinary kindness to us. We then spent time thanking God for all the ways He’s blessed us.
_After devotional time was Boggle time. Jen and I love playing Boggle against each other on the computer. In one 3 minute round I set a world record, finding 48 words. I’m considering going pro. If you would like to sponsor me please email me.
_At one o’clock in the afternoon we went and saw a movie with my family, which is a longstanding Altrogge tradition. We saw the movie ‘National Treasure 2: The Book of Secrets’. If you liked the first one, you might like this one, because they’re exactly the same. Nicholas Cage solves more historical puzzles, gets chased by more blood-thirsty bad-guys, finds another really big treasure, and delivers his lines with all the personality of a piece of bark.
_Christmas Eve dinner was at my parents house, and let me say, it was one for the ages. We went a little non-traditional this year and had steak. Best decision my parents ever made. It might have been my favorite Christmas Eve dinner ever (except for the one we ate at McDonald’s)
_Presents were exchanged between Altrogge family members. Jen and I made out like bandits. Highlight of the night: when my younger brother Jonny gave us his really nice digital camera.
_Woke at 8 am, made coffee. Instead of filling each other’s stockings with candy, Jen and I gave each other letters this year.
_After the letters we moved in on the presents. Jen gave me a suh-weet hat that has lumberjack written all over it. She also gave me a book, a small accessory for my XBox, and a beautiful calendar filled with pictures she had taken of our family over the past year. I gave her some slippers, a Starbuck’s mug, a new bag, and a Willow Tree figure. It was a great Christmas.
_We went over to Jen’s parents for a fantabulous (a word meaning both fantastic and fabulous simultaneously) Christmas lunch, and some more wonderful gifts from her parents. Both of us have such generous parents!
All in all, it was a wonderful Christmas. Here’s some pictures: