Monday, December 26, 2011

What I Got for Christmas...

This year when asked, I replied that I wanted to see family for Christmas. If I got nothing else, I would be completely and totally happy.

Thursday afternoon, I got just that.

I went to bed Wednesday night knowing that my Christmas present would be here the next day. We texted one another through the night. I found out that my parents joined the iPhone nation earlier that week and it was ten times funner (yes I know it's not a word) with mom (She's still a pointer finger typer at this point. It's cute.) I hardly slept a wink and when I woke up at 7:30 wide eyed and bushy tailed, I found out that my family still had a ways to go before they would get here.

Their delay actually worked out to my favor because I still had some clothes to finish running through the wash. I also got lunch going. Right before they arrived we received our gifts from B's family. (I got a new Pandora charm with a necklace chain, a fleece blanket, a Wizard of Oz calendar, a Vera change pouch, a manicure set,  and some fun local goodies that I shared with B!)

I put lunch in the oven and sat down to watch the last of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. (BTW, still not a fan of Taylor.)

AND THEN...the doorbell rang and Christmas walked through the door.

I was so happy to see my family. I cannot say that enough.

I was happy to see my family.


It was like Oklahoma walked through the door and I was at peace.

I know that might seem corny, but it's absolutely true.

We gave out hugs and then it was time to unload Barb the Burb. They brought in presents and soon our living room was crowded. Then they brought in bags and pillows and blankets and dogs and then the whole place was hopping!

Lunch was ready so we chowed down while people hit the showers or took cat naps. We then caught up on the latest gossip on the town and family which is always a good time. Then it was time to make dinner. We spent the rest of the evening watching movies and just hanging out. We all hit the hay and slept in for a decent amount of time.

We all had some shopping that we needed to do. We've been last minute shoppers in the recent years and so we hit up Wal-Mart, the mall, and the Harley Davidson store. It was very busy and very crowded, but still super fun. The girls went in one direction and the boys in another. We grabbed some pizza for dinner and then headed home. We made a meal plan for the rest of the weekend and headed back to the grocery store for a few last things. Then we started a game of dominos called Chicken Tracks that went up to fifteens on the dominos.

Loren let me play dress-up with her as much as 15 year old would let me. I tried to tell her that she should totally buy this hat, but she wasn't having it. We then decided that when Jessi gets married we want to wear hair pieces like the Royals and Brits do for weddings. The jury is still out on that one.
I got to snuggle with the famous Peaches. She got so excited when we she saw me. Her whole body shook from excitement because she was wagging her tail so hard. B even said that he wants one now. (YESSSS!!!!!)

On Christmas Eve, we slept in a bit again and then ate lunch. Mom needed to run out for some last things and the boys went with her. So my sisters and I got some good time on the couch just snuggling. We made cookies and watched all the good Christmas movies we wanted to watch. They came back from their trip. I worked on organizing mom's iPhone and passwords since she was a complete and total Apple virgin. We soon got her set up and she also got her Pinterest account invite that day. I also had to clean our her email that was a hot mess, but now that it is easily accessed to her phone, I think she will no longer have an issue with it. We then played dominos again and still were not done with what would soon seem to be the game that never ended. We were up pretty late, so late that Dad fell asleep so we had to wake him to read The Night Before Christmas and the Christmas Story from Luke 2. Then all five of us and all three dogs camped out in our bedroom as per our usual Christmas tradition. Mom and Dad got to sleep without dogs. Will and Loren were up at 6, but we dozed back off til 7. And then we saw what Santa brought us. Well we had to unwrap it because apparently Santa wrapped this year.

The bulldogs made pals and even napped together under the kitchen table.
Told you Santa wrapped this year.

Santa brought cologne, Toms, a sewing machine, riding boots and a first baseman's glove to B, me, Jessi, Loren and Will respectively. Then it was time to open presents from each other. Let's just say that we did really well this year. (I got new Vera, new workout clothes, a Berenstain Bears book, a Lady Antebellum cd, a "Home Sweet 'Homa t-shirt, CareBear socks, Bath and Body stuff, stocking stuffers, two pairs of boots, house shoes, new pjs, and a head band. I told you it was ridiculous.) We then got ready for church. My family got to see the church that has loved on us from even before we got here. We then had chicken enchiladas, a taco ring, queso, sausage dip, and cookies for dessert. We then settled into the very last of our dominos game. Brandon cheated won and I came in second place.

We decided to get out of the house and go see lights and maybe grab dinner somewhere. Well, we saw lights. We decided that we wanted some fast food for dinner and thought surely that Mickey D's would be open. We thought wrong. It was a ghost town here and a ghost town in our neighboring towns too, but we had a good time once again laughing together. We came home and got everyone packed up and organized as best we could. We stayed up late because we knew what the next day would hold.

This morning we rose for breakfast and then my family headed back to Oklahoma. It was hard saying good bye as usual, but I am so glad that they got to come. Seriously, I cannot say that enough.

I got my family for Christmas and I couldn't be happier about it.

Dogs included. ;)

Hope your Christmas was as wonderful as mine. 

Merry Christmas y'all.


Lil' Woman said...

Awwwww...I'm so happy you got to see your family for the holidays, I know how much you've been missing them.

Gina said...

Hsppy Christmas, indeed!

The Pink Growl said...

so glad you got to spend time with your family! There's nothing like spending quality time with the people you love for the holidays! :)

BTW, I watching the Real Housewives of BH marathon at some point over my holiday weekend and I disklike Taylor as well. She's looks like a legitimate duck!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I am SOOO ecstatic for you as I know how important family is during the holidays when you live so far!! Happy 2012.

Laura said...

Sounds perfect! I'm happy you got your one request. :)

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