We got to Claremore just fine and had a great evening. After a seafood dinner (of which Avery got none-next year!) Avery opened her first gifts. I think she rather enjoyed it. It was definitely worth the hour drive home in the blizzard for Avery and us to spend Christmas Eve with family.
Christmas morning came and with it we had the first white Christmas in 7 years. We had a nice morning at home exchanging presents. Rob cleared a path on the deck so the back door would open and Arthur could go out. Then he had to clear the driveway and part of the street so we could get out and go to Tulsa.
We braved the icy roads to head to Mom's in Tulsa. Our usual brunch turned into lunch by the time we got there, but it was all worth it. We stuffed ourselves as usual, then it was time for the lucky girl to open some more presents. Avery of course doesn't get the concept of a gift, but she did like the paper!
We had a wonderful Christmas. In fact, we both agreed the best yet.