Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Wrap Up

Christmas was overall a huge success.
Even relatively drama free and that is saying a lot if you know my SIL.

Christmas Eve basically consisted of 3 rounds. First round was Matt's dad, he did not want to be here when SIL was over so he came for breakfast. It was a nice time with just him and the kids loved playing video games that he had bought them. I think this was the best year that I had done as far as picking gifts that FIL really liked.

Round 2 was the SIL and BIL or as I refer to them (crazy and lazy) as well as MIL. It went a lot better than I had thought it would. I think everyone was pleased with their gifts. I had a few things that bothered me in regards to MIL but I tried not to dwell on it and I just went on and things went okay. They stayed for awhile the nephews loved playing with their new stuff.

Round 3 was my family gifts took over the living room. My family goes all out on Christmas. Even my brother came this year and didn't cause any drama.

Christmas Day (just barely) started at 12:30 with "mom mom mom" because of course they heard jingle bells....yeah...well anyway there was no going back to bed so we got up to see if Santa had visited and sure enough he had. We looked at all the goodies and were up about an hour and I sent everyone back to bed. We got up again at 6:00 and then opened all the other presents.

I think we were all spoiled rotten. I got the one expensive thing I asked for and I love it which is my chi straightening iron. I have always just bought cheap ones at the store not thinking their could really be that big of difference but there certainly is. Matt got lots of books and movies, and things he requested. Big kids gifts were wii and computer. Like I said we were all spoiled rotten! All in all a great Christmas. I have now reclaimed the house and the decorations are all down, tree down, etc.


BarnGoddess said...

it looks like you had a GREAT Christmas!!!

stacey said...

i have to ask...does your family know about your blog? if so, do you worry about them reading what you write? i let the cat out of the bag so to speak in my christmas card this year and now i wonder if i had a temporary brain aneurysm by doing so. i feel a little impaired in my writing, but am sure i will get over it.

i am coveting your chi-maybe next year when i also beg for a laptop! :)

Jody said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful Christmas!! Glad everyone got what they wanted!