December 30, 2013

Christmas Re-cap

I have to really think back & try to remember what we all did this past Christmas season! It was one of the busier ones we've had in a while, but we told ourselves that it's only once a year.

{Saturday December 21st} We had the 1st family Christmas out of 5. We spent the day hanging out at our house with my parents watching movies on our new projector {which is still very awesome}. In the evening we went to my Aunts to celebrate with my moms side of the family. We did a Chinese gift exchange this year and it was pretty funny to see what people got and who stole.

{Christmas Eve} Neil had to work and I took the day off. We went to my parents place in the afternoon to spend Christmas Eve with them. Opened presents, had supper, mom & I drove around {and sort of got lost} looking at Christmas lights before Church. It's kind of crazy how little there is of houses decorated with lights. We started to pay attention to how the inside was decorated instead of the outside. I love spending Christmas Eve with my family, there's always a lot of laughs, a lot of surprises with gifts. It's so nice to hang out & eat a delicious supper that mom prepared.

{Christmas Day} Neil & I had woken up waaay too early that morning & decided to stay in bed a little longer once we fell back asleep. Once we got up we opened a few gifts, made a really nice breakfast & hung out downstairs in our PJs until noon. It was so relaxing! That afternoon we went to Neils parents place to spend Christmas day with his family. Our nephew made Christmas Day extra fun this year! He did laps around the house for most of the time, he loved to bang on presents & play with the toys he got. He is such a joy to watch!

{Thursday December 26th/ Friday December 27th} I had gone boxing day shopping with mom. She basically purchased the mall {lots of good deals!} & I got a few things for Mexico, a journal for Neil & a new sweater. I wasn't totally in the shopping mood that day so by the time we left I was done with the crowds. Friday I had off and Neil was working. I got so much done! I grocery shopped at 3 different places, returned some lululemon items, had laundry going, copied all the information from our 2013 calendar to the 2014 one, did dishes, cleaned. It was the perfect day to catch up on everything I needed to do.

{Saturday December 28th & Sunday December 29th} We had our 4th Christmas in North Battleford with my dads side of the family. It's been a long time since we've been able to attend this sides Christmas & it was so much fun! We got to see Matt & Baileys wedding pictures {LOVE!}, we played Telestrations {funniest game to play} & my mom dropped her phone in water.. I felt so, so bad for her but thankfully for Kijiji we were able to purchase a new one for way cheaper then buying brand new.

And finally Sunday was our 5th and last family Christmas to attend. We made our way to Humboldt to celebrate with Neils moms side of the family. Grandma wanted to host a big family Christmas & it fell on Neils late grandpas birthday. The house was FULL of people. Grandma, her kids, her grand-kids and her great-grand kids were there. It was really nice to cuddle a new baby, play with some of the little ones, visit with cousins, uncles & aunties.

Like I said, it was a busy one! But it was great to visit with so much family, enjoy lots of food & get a few goodies of course!

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