First Christmas, geek style

This is our first Christmas as a complete family (me, Monkey, and baby Alex), and plans are underway to prepare everything for Christmas. We have trimmed the tree (a stack of books with lights, topped by a fez – because fezzes are cool), with presents underneath (almost exclusively bought online). We’ll be ordering food online for delivery for dinner, and of course on the day, we’ll be opening our presents live in front of Monkey’s parents (who are staying with us for the weekend), and my parents (who will be watching on Skype from a few thousand miles away). Many many pictures will be taken, and will be disseminated via the internet, email, and my parents’ wi-fi photo frame. It’s a perfectly natural day for us, all things considered. We’re just happy to be doing it.