Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other." ~Burton Hillis

I cant believe Christmas has came and gone already! The past month has just flown by to me and yet another year has nearly passed. My Christmas started last night at my uncle Mark's house where we do Christmas every year with my mom's side of the family. We had a nice ham dinner and opened a lot of presents! My brother Michael got a flying helicopter and thought it was funny to try to land it on us!
I spent the night at my parents like I do every Christmas eve and we woke up this morning and opened all of our gifts. My brother really wanted this little scooter that has a motor on it. His best friend Hunter got one and he just had to have one too. Well all the presents had been opened but no scooter and he was totally content trying to figure out his general lee car. Lo and behold we dragged him to the back yard, and there was his scooter! He couldn't believe it, his mouth dropped open and he just stood there staring at it and then gave my dad a big hug! It was so cute :) It was nice to see that he wasn't being a brat when he thought he wasn't getting the scooter but then when he did get it, he was so excited!
After that my dad made "Joe's special" and then Ashley and I headed to my house so I could give Campbell my presents. She had gotten tons of presents from Santa and her parents and grandparents and then mine of top of that! The theme this year was her babies so I got her the crib, highchair, stroller, pack & play, and car seat for her baby alive. I also got her a couple pairs of jeans and some new shirts, a Dora tent, a stuffed animal dog that came with a travel carrier and clothes and a book and some candy! She was very excited and loved everything she got. I got Cooper a Thomas the train tunnel that he can crawl through, some clothes, and little people town center and a book and movie as well.

The kids are my favorite to buy for, they just love everything!
After opening presents at the house, we headed over to Uncle Dave and Aunt Cheryl's. Every year we go to North Bend to my grandparents house to celebrate Christmas with my dad's side of the family, but this year Dave and Cheryl bought a new house so they wanted to have everyone over. Their home is beautiful! It was snowing all the way there so we did get a white Christmas here! There was tons of food, tons of people and lots of laughs. We took some family pictures, opened presents and just chatted with each other. It was really good to see everyone.
Well it's been a long few weeks and Ive enjoyed it all (for the most part) and now it's time to relax. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!