Well, since we don’t have any servants to give the day off and to gift with our leftovers, I’ll be serving leftovers for dinner and giving myself the day off! I even had leftover cobbler for breakfast.
Our Christmas was wonderful, but today seems like a letdown since Kevin had to go back to work. He had Thursday and Friday off, so we had a long weekend and I really shouldn’t complain. On Saturday, Kevin took the kids sledding for a couple hours in the afternoon and later that evening we all went swimming at the local indoor pool. The kids slept really good that night!
On Christmas Eve, I cleaned house and made green bean casserole and raspberry cobbler while watching the heart-breaking Seahawks vs. Chargers game. That evening we went to a Christmas Eve service at a local church we’ve been visiting. The service was very nice – lots of beautiful music – but a little long. It was at least an hour and a half and didn’t start until 7 p.m., so by the time we looked at lights on the way home, we only had an hour or so to visit with our friends who came by for cookies and egg nog. All in all, though, it was a very nice Christmas Eve. And the service really focused on Who Christmas is about, and the kids didn’t get too crazy, so all was well.
Kevin and I stayed up much too late, though, watching season one of Battlestar Galactica. I dragged myself out of bed at 7:15, thinking I told my parents to come at 8:30. I took a quick shower, woke Kevin up who needed a shower and to wrap my presents (he’s even more of a procrastinator than I am!). I had just eaten a quick piece of toast and made sure the kids were dressed when my parents arrived – at 8:00! I had told them 8, but told myself 8:30. Oops!
Opening presents is so much fun – especially when the kids have carefully picked out gifts for each other. They were (almost) more excited to see everyone open the gifts from them than they were to see their own gifts. Almost.
We gave and received some really nice things. Among the greatest hits were this for Kevin:
This for Natalie:
This for Noah (the 100-piece kit, I couldn’t fine a link to it):
I can’t pick a favorite, so here’s what I received:
This is from my lovely sister Andrea, and I already started reading it:
(That way I can stop borrowing his every time I have to drive down to Chewelah for Nan’s ballet class.)
And I used my last Club Mom check and a Barnes & Noble card earned with the last of my monthly Club Mom points to purchase seasons 3 and 4 of this:
Nothing like buying yourself a Christmas gift! So what was your favorite gift?