Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Riz and I want to wish everyone a wonderful joyous Holiday Season.
This year for us was filled with more blessings then we can count. Sophia becoming our daughter was the highlight. I am not sure we will ever be able to top that. We are excited to share our first Christmas together as a family of three. People always said to me before I had kids that having children makes Christmas all that more special and now I know what they mean. Sophia Knows who Santa Clause is (although she is not to fond of the real guy, pictures are OK), she loves the tree and all the decorations. She has really enjoyed the cookies we have been baking and has enjoyed unwrapping the few gifts she has received from friends. The last few years we have started a tradition of having Chinese food for dinner on Christmas Eve. We plan to do that again this year and of course attend Mass. We usually go to Midnight Mass but this year we are going to the 6:30 Mass. Our plan for Christmas morning is to get up like we normally do on Christmas morning and get coffee (Sophia will have her morning yogurt) and I will make Cinnamon rolls. Then we will let her open all of the gifts that Santa brought her (and from what I hear it is a sled full). Then Riz and I will exchange our gifts to each other. Later around lunch time my Mom will come down and we will do our gift exchange with her and have some coffee. We are hosting Christmas dinner at our house,we do this most years. Riz's side of the family will come over for dinner and we will exchange gifts with them. We are looking forward to watching Sophia spend her fist Christmas with her family, Our first as parents.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!


10 comments:

Stephe said...

Beautiful Post!!
Merry Christmas!!

mumma to many said...

Have an excellent Christmas! We will toast those near and far! Amazingly the 6 months has past so quickly and we are all looking forward to Christmas! We are hoping for sun and fun!
Hugs Ruth in NZ

Kevin and Kimberly said...

Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Hugs from all of us!

Kim, Kevin and Hannah!

Anonymous said...

And a GLORIOUS Christmas to you all as well! We are so happy that you, Riz, and Sophia all have each other now. What a blessing! Have a blast!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...might be good to write my name next time...sorry about that.
Amy in OH

Sharon said...

This is certainly going to be a joyous holiday!!!

Mmm...I want cinnamon rolls!!!

I will be wearing my Festivus T-shirt on the 25th, as well since my family celebrates that holiday too. My favorite is the Airing of Grievances! LOL!! I've signed MaryAlice up for Feats of Strength.

Merry Christmas Rizzo family!

Sharon

Stephanie and Jamie said...

Merry Christmas!!!
I am sure you are enjoying every moment!

Tom & Debbie said...

We wish you the merriest the merriest...the merriest Chrsitmas ever!!!!!!! Cinnamon rolls......we will be over!

Alyson and Ford said...

Merry Christmas!

Alyzabeth's Mommy
Forever Family Day 09/16/08

Tom&Debbie said...

I am so overwhelmed about the journey you have taken.For me it was when when we watched the Curtis Chapman DVD in your family room about his adoption decision. The tears swelled in me as they do now when Susan so eloquently "paints the picture" in that room in China. I have been involved in a few adoptions where I work but none as heartfelt as Sophias. I am so very glad and honored to be considered part of your family and look forward to many more stories. Sophia is so abundantly blessed to have such compassionate parents as you and a wonderful family. We love you and miss you.......Tom & Debbie