Merry 30 minutes before Christmas

We got to open our gifts this afternoon after we had christmas dinner (at noon) It was really alot of fun. We made the kids wait until after we opened all of ours. I ended up with some AWESOME gifts. The kids got me a bucket of ties. I meant neckties but i also got some wireties, bungie ties, bag ties, etc. I got an eletric shaver, some matching kitchen decorations, and a 19 inch LCD flat screen. Very cool. For years i’ve had this 20 inch crt with a screwed up brightness control. even with it turned all the way down it was like super bright, you could get a tan from it. but i just learned to deal with it. Patti noticed and planned this whole scheme to get me a new one. and they did. it was great. Thank you very much! I think we did really well with the gifts this year too. Megan got a digital camera and a bed sheets, comomforter, pillow casses, etc. and a photo printer. Tori got a new pc, a MIDI interface, a really cool jacket and a bucket of school supplies. Hannah got a sewing machine, a build-a-bear and a much of clothes for it and the one she already has, also a jacket, and a digital camera too. I got Patti a necklace and earing set from Portillo and a HD radio reciever for her car.
We went to my parents for dinner and opened more gifts there. That was fun too. I enjoyed getting to see the family again and this time without having someone die. It was such a nice night out there. the sky was clear and you could see for miles. there were so many stars. kind of makes you wonder what the sheperds saw that night so many years ago…