We just got back from Christmas dinner at my mom’s house. First, this morning — more like afternoon by the time all of us were showered and ready — we opened gifts to each other and from our dad. We being me, Mark, and Keesje.
Mark and Kees gave me the box set of Harry Potter books. I’m so excited to read them again. 😀 And from my dad I was given “Gilmore Girls: Season 2” and “Friends: Season 6”. Pretty awesome! I’m really happy with those gifts. Both Mark and Keesje got the extended edition of “LOTR: Return of the King” plus other things I can’t remember.
After that we drove over to my mom’s house. She had cheese and crackers, some spicy sausage I didn’t try, cookies, shrimp rings, and chocolates set out as snacks before dinner. I love Lindor chocolates. 😉 We opened stocking stuffers first. Lots of neat little things like lotions, Lipsmackers, chocolate oranges, mints, etc.
When my aunt and uncle and two cousins arrived I handed out the gifts. I can’t remember what everyone got, but I know Krystal received a lot of movies: “A Cinderella Story” (from me), “Van Helsing” (from Kees), “Shrek 2”, “Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban” (from my dad), and “A Walk to Remember”. My mom gave me Elizabeth Arden Fifth Avenue perfume that comes with body lotion that smells divine, a green luggage piece that I picked out from Bentley’s for my Toronto trips, burnable CDs, blank VHS tapes so I can tape skating, yay! And two Björk CDs: “Post” and “Medulla”. 😀 Pretty sweet, eh?
When we finished with gifts we chatted for awhile until dinner was ready: turkey, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, home-made stuffing, veggies. Sooooo yummy and I’m so full! For dessert my mom served freshly baked apple pie and coffee cake and I think there was more chocolate and cookies. I drank almost the whole bottle of strawberry Zinfandel wine my dad brought. lol
Later, after my aunt, uncle, and cousins had left, we thought we should get going as well. We stopped at the new house and looked around inside. My room is going to be a little smaller and it’s going to be interesting getting all my furniture in there. I need to get a new desk, too. But anyway, that’s all for now. I hope everyone else enjoyed their Christmas, had a good time with friends and family, and ate lots of food!