I hope this post finds everyone well. And I hope everyone had a good Christmas!
My Christmas was low key but really good. On Wednesday we drove from River Falls to Grayslake, IL. Usually that drive takes us around 5.5 hours. On Wednesday it took 8. All was fine until about the time we were around 2 hours away and then we got sleet and rain and snow all mixed together. Not fun.
On Christmas Eve we all just kind of hung out until afternoon. My brother, Ryan, made it around 2ish. And around 3:30 we started Christmas stuff. For as long as I can remember we’ve opened presents on Christmas Eve. It’s hard to break that tradition. My family Christmas includes me, Dustin, my folks and brother, my grandma, Aunt Robyn, Uncle Bill, Aunt Gayle and my Aunt Gayle’s boyfriend. We munched on food and had drinks and then PRESENTS.
I think my favorite present that I GAVE was Dustin’s; I bought him a black peacoat and black leather gloves. SO sexy! And the favorite gift that I got was what I’m on right now, my brand new Gateway netbook! Yay!
We finished Christmas Eve by watching a DVD that my Aunt Robyn made a few Christmases back – it’s a kind of slideshow of pictures from all the Christmases we’ve had through the years. It’s bittersweet to watch and see my grandpa, who died a few years ago. It’s hard not having him around, especially on Christmas. He’s one of those people that never had a bad thing to say and always had a smile for you. I really miss him. But the DVD was fun to watch and we looped it about 3 times.
Christmas day was spent lounging around, watching Christmas movies and having an early dinner of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, etc. YUM YUM YUM! It was fun to just hang out with everyone and just be together.
All in all it was fun and I can’t believe how fast it all went by! I feel like I was looking forward to Christmas for forever and now it’s done. Not fair.
Now it’s time to look forward to New Year’s Eve! Yay!
More soon. And Merry Christmas!