This year we did things a little different. We did our traditional shopping after Thanksgiving. Which, I know there are some of you who think we are crazy, but we really do get some awesome sales and we usually have our family shopping done, sooo, this year we kind of shopped for ourselves.
When we arrived home with our packages, we looked at each other and said" Why don't we call this our Christmas and maybe just do stockings for each other. So this is what we decided on.
Kaitlyn had Diane, Diane had Chad, and Chad had Kaitlyn, even though Diane helped Chad quite a bit he did come up with a lot of stuff on his own. Our criteria for the stockings were, you couldn't buy anything over $5 and everything had to be wrapped individually, some of us even provided a small wish lists.
Well, each of us did go over on one item, but not by much, and Santa did bring one family gift. He brought us The Price Is Right WII game, way to fun for those who are wondering. It's like you're really playing on the show. Anyway, Christmas morning I find Chad and Kaitlyn jumping on my bed trying to wake me up, like hey, it's only like 11am leave me alone. But they managed to get me out to the living room and we proceeded to open our overflowing stockings. It was alot of fun opening all of these little gifts, most cost around a dollar, and it didn't break anybody's budgets. After all was said and done, we had agreed that we might do this again next year. It was low key, but we still had to think of things the other person would like or frequently used along with some fun stuff. It didn't detere from the Spirit of the day and I think I can speak for all of us we had a nice relaxing day.
We had our traditional Christmas breakfast. I have to say turned out great, all of the food was so good. We played, took naps and just enjoyed the day.
As the day rolled on, the snow storm came and landed around 6 to 8 inches on top of what we already had. It was so beautiful, we watched out of our front window, the wind blowing, snow coming down like a whirlwind of flurries trying to find a safe place to land, and we inside protected by the elements of weather. What a wonderful day to remember.
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