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Christmas 2009

December 28, 2009

I hope all of you in the blogosphere had a great Christmas this year! My family and I had an awesome Christmas! We started our holiday at my sister-in-law and brother-in-law’s house on Christmas Eve along with my two nephews and my mother-in-law and father-in-law. We all scarfed on some killer pizza and chit chatted until it was time to open gifts. Carole, my MIL struck up an interesting conversation about camel toe. (Don’t Ask!)

After dinner and a short camel toe discussion, it was time to open presents. The tradition with my wife’s family is to pass out everyone’s presents all at once. Then either youngest to oldest or oldest to youngest, each person opens a present while everyone watches them. A lot of gag gifts are given so it’s always a night of laughter and fun. Some of the gifts given this year were cake mix, frosting and Asian noodles that were two years outdated. The “Gift of the Year” award would have to go to my SIL, Amie. Amie pulled a card that was sitting on the tree and handed it to her husband Mike. Mike pulled out the card and read it and his eyes grew larger and larger the longer he read. He looked back in the envelope and pulled out two tickets and announced that they are going to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in February. NIIIIIIIIIIIIICE!

After all the gifts were opened, we came home and prepared for Santa. Logan and I put cookies out for Santa and spread reindeer feed on the sidewalk in front of the house. Logan went to bed really well and was the first time since last Christmas Eve. LOL

Christmas morning we all woke up and opened our gifts. Our hardwood floor in the living room was soon covered in wrapping paper and bows, the way the floor should look on Christmas morning. Before long, all the gifts were opened and everyone was happy with their gifts. Paula and I got a lot of new clothes and a new Tom Tom. The kids got a little of everything. Later in the day it was time to return to my SIL and BIL’s house for dinner. We enjoyed spaghetti made my Aunt Bonnie and got to see some relatives we only see once a year at Christmas. Christmas is a time for family so it’s always nice to see them. Paula’s cousin brought her boyfriend Kevin along this year. He is originally from New Zealand and has been here in the states for just a few years. I had a good time chatting with him and thought he was really cool.

I’m sorry to see Christmas go as it’s my favorite time of the year. It seems to come and go quicker as I grow older. My dad always warned me of this. LOL I’m already looking forward to next year! 😀

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  1. Tasneem R permalink
    December 28, 2009 6:24 AM

    Wheww!! Your ongoing spirit is what I really like about you ..! Always looking forward ! To get clothes in form of gifts is awesome. I really love to have clothes as gifts .. Have a great year ahead .. ! 🙂

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    • December 28, 2009 7:29 PM

      Well thank you Tasneem! I try to always look forward to something. It makes life a little more interesting ya know. 😀

  2. December 28, 2009 8:23 AM

    Sounds like a great Christmas, Gary! I’m glad everyone had such a good time. Mine was great too, and now I’m sad that it is over.

    • December 28, 2009 7:35 PM

      It really was Laura! I saw your photos on FB and it looks like you did have a really great Christmas. I’m glad to hear errrr….see! I’m sad it’s over too but now I have yet something else to look forward too next year. 😀

  3. December 28, 2009 9:07 AM

    You throw camel toe out there, but tell us not to ask? I’m going there? WTHeck? LOL!
    Sounds like a perfect holiday! Gag gifts, big gifts, lots of trash on the floor. I love it!

    • December 28, 2009 10:38 AM

      thank you. I was going to say that too…why does he bring that up and then expect us NOT to ask… come on and tell us!

      • Paula permalink
        December 28, 2009 12:05 PM

        You don’t want to know. Ask Nick to tell ya.

        • December 28, 2009 12:16 PM

          I am afraid to! Conversations with those words in it can’t be good. 🙂

      • December 28, 2009 7:53 PM

        Nope….I’m a little stinker. LOL

    • December 28, 2009 7:38 PM

      LOL……aren’t I a stinker?

      It was awesome and I hope yours was as well!

  4. December 28, 2009 10:45 AM

    Sounds like you had a great Christmas. I’m with Jean you can’t just throw stuff out there like that and not tell us! TEASE!

    • December 28, 2009 7:55 PM

      We really did Heather! I hope you and your family had a great Christmas as well. I’m just a little TEASE huh?? LOL

  5. December 28, 2009 10:54 AM

    So glad you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! Ours was much the same with family, lots of awesome food, and floors covered in wrapping paper and bows. 🙂

    • December 28, 2009 7:58 PM

      Thanks Tammy and glad to hear yours was as swell! Ahhhhhhhhh, sounds like your floor looked like it should on Christmas morning. 😀

  6. December 28, 2009 11:48 AM

    I have that same feeling… that it all came and went too quickly. That’s a good sign for me as I don’t always feel that way! I’m glad you had such a wonderful Christmas!

    • December 28, 2009 7:59 PM

      They sure seem to pass quicker and quicker every year Terri. Thanks very much and I hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas as well. 😀

  7. December 28, 2009 1:41 PM

    GARY, JUST GOT FINISHED WITH A BEDROOM SIGN FOR LOGAN OF A CARTOON CARICATURE OF HIM. LOOK FOR IT ON MY SITE IT WILL BE TITLED “SIGN FOR GARYS LOGAN”. I HOPE YOU BOTH LIKE IT!

    • Paula permalink
      December 28, 2009 4:02 PM

      Thanks Purple Hatter, that was very nice of you. I just printed it for Logan and will take it home with me tonight. I will let Gary (my husband) tell you how it goes.

    • December 28, 2009 6:02 PM

      ahhh that is freakin cool!!!!

    • December 28, 2009 8:00 PM

      That’s awesome PH! Thanks very much and we all love it. Logan had a big smile on his face when I showed it to him. 😀

      • December 28, 2009 11:46 PM

        GOOD I AM GLAD YOU ALL LIKED IT! I LOVED THE STORY BEHIND THE PICTURE AND THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD WAY FOR HIM TO REMEMBER THE EVENT FOR YEARS TO COME!

        • December 28, 2009 11:49 PM

          He loves it and it’s hanging in his room right now! 😀 Thanks again PH! 😀

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