So the Konigs had a quiet Christmas this year. With all the travelling we do for basketball, both before and after Christmas, we decided to eschew the trip up north to Prince George to join my family. It was just the four of us, down in our home. And it was nice. No drama, no crowds, no huge dirty messes to clean up. Of course, I missed my parents and siblings and their assorted extras, and all the hub bub...but at the same time...it was nice to just have our little family this time.
We also had a new kitty, "Nike", who was experiencing her very first Christmas. It was quite hilarious watching her around all the presents and the Christmas tree. She was literally quivering with excitement. In fact, we planned for it. We didn't get a tree until the last moment...Christmas eve. And Frank got it for 1 cent! Not even kidding. So, the kids put it up Christmas eve. We had to lock Nike in a room after she proceeded to knock off and break a few ornaments. We then all went to bed.
Aislinn and Mackendra with their Christmas tree
Cute note to Santa, with milk and cookies of course.
Woowee! Christmas morning.
Christmas morning was excellent. Frank made his traditional German breakfast with sausages and meats and sweets. We all opened our presents. We let Nike out to go crazy with the tree i.e. "biggest scratching post ever!!!!!" Nike was up and down that tree like nobody's business. She would launch guerilla attacks from its depths and retreat before Tuck knew what hit him. And around 10 am, I had had enough, and the tree came down.
That night, I made our Christmas dinner. I still made a huge, 30 pound turkey. We ate turkey for a week after. The only thing missing was pie.
All in all, it was a nice, quiet Christmas, here at Chez Konig.
Perhaps next year we will go join all the Johnson festivities.