Holidays, My Husband, Pictures, The Kids

Christmas 2008!

We spent time with Paula and Michael on Tuesday. We had to spend the night at my parents due to ice that night. My Dad fell outside trying to show me just how slick it was. Alex was awake from 1-3am, fussy because of his cold. We hung out in Dwight’s room, he was playing Warcraft and watching Heroes. Brian left to get to the house and then to work. Paula and Michael left around 8am and it took them 1hr to get 3 miles because of the road conditions and accidents. Brian got off work early and picked us up. We went home, got ourselves together and then went to LCC for the Christmas Eve Service. We got there late because traffic outside Walmart was unbelievable, they had shut down the road, because Walmart was trying to close and people kept trying to get inside.  The band did Christmas songs. Then Hilary and Jeff Sloat read a story to the kids. After that Tom did a mini sermon which included picking Alex up and using him as a visual of baby Jesus and why he was sent to us.  It was really powerful.

Brianna tried to get up around 1am, I wasn’t surprised! Brian let her know not to wake us up again until after 6. She and Katie came in at exactly 6:05.  The girls were in awe of all the presents.  Brian read us  “The Newborn King”. Alex’s only interest in the story was trying to eat the book. Then we opened stockings and Santa presents. The last presents to be opened were the treasured American Girl dolls. Brianna was looking worried up until that point, she was sure she wasn’t getting one after Santa fell through. The look on her face is priceless! We took mostly video of them opening up those gifts. We hung out, cleaned up, ate breakfast and then made our way to my parents house. We opened up gifts there, hung out, had lots of food. That is about it. It was a pretty low key Christmas.

I still can’t believe it’s all over. All the planning, shopping, wrapping and it’s over.

I’m slightly depressed actually.

Life

No Presents on Christmas Eve..

The girls big gifts this year are, drum roll please, American Girl and Bitty Baby. Multiple family members have contributed to these gifts in one way or another. We’re talking Kit for Brianna, and a Bitty baby for Katie, outfits galore (some even matching for the girls), beds, accessories, you name it, they are probably getting it.

The problem: Aunt Paula not being able to stay for Christmas due to work. She and Michael are coming in on Monday and leaving on Christmas Eve.

My Mom and Aunt Freda’s solution is the following:  Let the girls open up the dolls and everything Christmas Eve so that Aunt Paula can take part.

I put my foot down with dramatic irritability. I cannot stress this enough, in no way, shape or form will the girls be opening their biggest gifts on Christmas Eve. Not gonna happen.

My Mom now understands. Freda sent a text saying she understood as well.  I will have a talk with Aunt Paula, but I don’t think it will even be an issue.

Now I better not hear anymore of this nonsense again!

Holidays, My Husband

Wii wish you a Merry Christmas!

I am the best wife ever because I got my husband Wii for Christmas.

I got it on ebay Monday. Bid on one with wii play/remote, extra nunchuk and Mario Galaxy, Got it for $465. Not too bad considering retail plus tax would have been $400.. I paid $30 something in shipping and it arrived on Wednesday. The guy who I got it from, he had more auctions just like mine and I was the one who paid the least. Someone paid $530 before shipping!

I returned Brian’s PS2 w/ all it’s games to EB Games, because that had been our plan had we decided to get one. I got $66 for everything. I used my brother’s PS2 as a decoy. I returned Mario Galaxy to Walmart and repurchased it from EB Games with the money from the PS2 sale. We have $8 left over to spend there. My brother gave me cash for the extra nunchuk to give to Brian for Christmas.

I had nightmares of him finding out before Christmas. And all the running around had me ultra grumpy and tired. One of the reasons I didn’t even try to get one at the store, they always had people waiting in line. My one really good chance would have been when they had the huge release at every story, but it was snow and ice, and people had been waiting in line before 6am.. No way could I have handled it LOL..

Then Christmas came, it was the last present of the day. I had it over my parent’s house, as we were going there for Christmas day and I knew that he would want to open it to play right away and I would want to head over to my parent’s.

The look of surprise on his face was priceless and worth all that I went through to get it.

He played all afternoon. I fell asleep and he woke me up to catch a glimpse of my Mom playing the boxing game. It’s a lot of fun and I am really good at bowling and I love Mario Galaxy. I really want the Nights game. As I was a huge fan of Nights on Sega..

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!