Although Amy and Rachel couldn't fly in to celebrate Christmas with us this year, we were finally able to have Skype Christmas this morning. The gifts to the girls had arrived on Tuesday, but the gifts to us from the girls arrived yesterday. (They sent them on Tuesday.) So I spent the night with the folks last night, and this morning we all sat on the sofa, with mom's laptop across from us, and had Skype Christmas with the girls.
We had a fun time opening presents and showing off our gifts to the girls (sometimes with dad doing hand motions to indicate what smaller things looked like). It wasn't as nice as having the girls with us, but it was probably the next best thing. :-)
Amy is doing well and even getting a break from blood tests this weekend, which is a good sign. She was quite chipper this morning and looked well. So we're very pleased with her recovery.
Anyhoo, I got lots of nice pressies today, and once we were done with Christmas, I opened the birthday presents from my sis & Rachel too. Let's just say that thanks to family (and friends - elsaf, judiang and hergrace all rock!) I have received many nice things this season! Yay for family and friends and presents! :-)