Here’s the tree and all the presents Christmas morning. Yes, it’s dark outside. We do Christmas at like 6 am. I’m not sure we’ve ever opened presents after sunrise.
This is what it looks like when you put presents for 15 people under the same tree. Christmas at my parents’ house included: my grandma Gustavson who lives with my parents, my parents, their 5 kids, 4 of the spouses, and the 3 grand kids.
Now, here’s a picture and an explanation for reference. In front of the fire place there’s a lower level of the living room. It’s not very big, maybe 5 feet long by 3 feet wide (guessing here– could be way off) and has one step down into it. We’ve always just called it “the pit.” This picture is my dad sitting in the pit playing with Espen (who is on the step) and Kalena. Anyway, I’m putting this in here so these next pictures make sense.
Don’t they look adorable sleeping there together? Awwww. They can only do that because they have no kids. YET. That’s gonna change come August! Then they’ll find out that they’ll never be able to sleep at the same time ever again. Ha ha!