Friday, January 06, 2012

Christmas 2011: Part 2

Christmas Eve we went to my parent's home. It is always tradition, ever since I was little, for the family to act out the Christmas Story. Now the grandkids do it and the adults watch. It's always VERY entertaining!!

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Then we opened gifts... These are gifts between my parents and grandkids, my siblings and I, etc... Every year my dad gives my mom a super "useful" gift, such as a washboard, a muffin tin with corn shaped muffins, etc... This year his gifts were...

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My mom was thrilled, lemme tell ya...

I gave my parents BYU stadium seats. They attend most of my kid's basketball or football games and those bl

eachers get uncomfortable. Funny story about stadium seat... My grandma (Dad's mom) was at my dad's basketball game and as she was leaving down the bleachers she thought a woman pushed her. So she turned around and whacked her with her stadium seat!!! I love it!!!

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That night Santa came!!! Livie left this letter for Santa...

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She promptly made this for me:

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Ya know... I remember when Santa brought Alec and Tristan matching Blue's Clues "Thinking Chairs..." Cute.

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We went to church Christmas morning. Sei had been asked to play the prelude music for about 15 minutes. He played so beautifully. I love him. :)

My fave gift I received... Probably my Kindle Fire from Seiuli ... I love the purse my sister surprised me with as well! But my fave thing was surprising Seiuli with Bowflex adjustable dumb bells. delivered them to the house and so the box weighed over 100 lbs. Sei had to carry the box in with a blanket over it so he couldn't see what the picture on the side was. He was so confused as to what I could have bought him that weighed that much!! I was so excited to give them to him because I knew he wanted them, but would never buy them for himself. I scored them at a waaaay cheaper price than they are listed for now. Yay! I love surprising my husband!

It was a wonderful Christmas. I love being with my family. And I know Christmas isn't about gifts, but I LOVE giving them!! It's fun to me and makes me happy. I am thankful for any excuse to spoil my family!!!

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!!!!