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How was everybody's Christmas? Did you get that special present that you wanted? What did you get your DH/SO? How was the food? Did you buy any presents for baby? Did anybody else get presents for your baby?
Thank you *Kiliki* for my beautiful siggy
We had a pretty good Christmas. DH & I do not exchange gift to save money.
DD made out pretty good, family members got her way more than I was expecting. Santa brought a good amount too (I did all her shopping last spring and this summer when there were huge sales so she probably got 3x what she would have gotten with our budget).
My mom got me a maternity outfit... but not sure if I like it. I am having a hard time finding clothing I like and that is affordable. I also got a pair of shoes from my mom and super excited about them.
We had a wonderful realxing Christmas. Dh and I were able to spend Christmas by ourselves.
I got a angel charm from Dh and I was able to finish Dh's scrapbook. Dh lost his dad couple of years ago so I made a scrapbook filled with pictures of him and his dad.
We didn't get anything for Baby but Dh's family did.
We are still on our way now to my parents house, one thing I've still never gotten that I want is a good dslr but I don't think that's happening this year. My mom said we each have one box filled with presents excepliam had about 5. I'm honestly a little scared lol. A funny story from christmas was I told my mil that I wanted a yankee candle called warm woolen mittens, she misunderstood do I got a yankee candle in a different scent and a pair of woolen mittens ha ha ha! Perfectly fine with me the mittens rock lol but very funny misunderstanding.
christmas was really fun. christmas eve we went to the nutcracker and my parents for dinner. it was a lot of laughs, but i was sooo sleepy the next day. we just had peeps over to ses sky's reaction to her gifts and breakfast. the rest of day we relaxed. my daughter made out like a bandit. her favorite toy by far is a replicate jessie and bullseye doll from toy story and her scooter. she's absolutely besotted with her jessie. put her name on the shoe and everything. we got a couple baby gifts from my hubby's side of the family...the dog had opened them a few days earlier, most were white, but one was pink, because my MIL had a gut feeling, she sent it before we found out the sex, so that was neat. my daughter is keeping the teddy warm until baby arrives... i didn't have the heart to tell her no. i hope lillian doesnt mind a used teddy. i'm so naughty!
We had a great christmas! My broother and sil came down the Thursday before, and then my parents, neice, and mil came to stay for christmas! It was really nice. Kids got a ton of stuff, and my house is a disaster! Haha, I'm cleaning in 15 minute sprees so I don't get overwhelmed. Dhs brother and sil are comming Wednesday to celebrate with them. Then we have carolines first birthday january 14th, and its time to get ready for this baby!
DH and I got each other new iPad's for Christmas, I got him a Sirius Satellite Radio and he totally blew me away and got me a Pandora bracelet that I didn't even think he paid attention to when I said I wanted..made me cry like a baby. He put a charm on for each of the kids, my son who was stillborn, my DD and our new DD...a lady bug charm for Kensleigh, a charm for him, an anchor for my Papa who passed away from Leukemia, my birthstone, and a cross and a peace sign on each side of all of those. My mom got us a new set of Paula Dean pots and pans which I am in love with and I used them to cook all day yesterday, the food was incredible and I'm eating left overs now hehe. DD is gone to her bio dad's and DH is in Ohio so I have the house to myself for now.
It was fun. I got DH pj's, organization items for his jeep. He needs the organization. He got me 4 pairs of maternity pants. I honestly didn't expect that. But I'm keeping three out of the four. Not bad. I'm going to get myself a new wallet from him. Heck I"m still waiting for my birthday present. The laptop I have yet to see. He swears I'll see it soon. Hmmmm.
Thano made out very well. Don't all kids? There easy to please. My mom got me a nook color, which was super sweet, but I'm having her return it...I don't want her spending that much money. This is after I told her DH AND I DON'T WANT ANYTHING. SHE NEVER LISTENS.
It was a fantastic christmas It was a little rough on Toryn not seeing her dad, but for the most part it was great! I got a fantastic Paula Deen cookware set and some other baking items and some maternity clothes. Mike got me my coat that I wanted Mom bought Jax a crib we found off CL today and said it was his Christmas present Fine by me! The kids had an amazing couple of days!
Ethan Michael 6*13*2000, Toryn Elizabeth 6*18*04, Julian Alexander 2*8*08, Jaxson Lea 5*4*12
Our Christmas was absolutely amazing!! We did our big Christmas reveal to our parents and grandparents all at once on Christmas morning with a big box filled with colored balloons. I'll make a separate thread with video and pics in about a week bc we are still revealing to more family and friends this next week. But our moms reactions were priceless and DHs Grandmom swears she knew it... It was so cute!!! DH got me a new platinum wedding ring set which made me cry bc I TOTALLY wasn't expecting that.... I was just over the moon bc I haven't been able to wear my rings bc they are white gold and my fingers are allergic to it and keep getting blisters so he got me a new set I can actually wear! it was so sweet! Then other small stuff too- I got him his xbox live subscription and MW3 xbox game and some more small stuff. I only asked for Apple Store gift cards bc all I want is an ipad2 and so my bday is tomorrow and DH already told me my present would be that he will pay the rest of the iPad for what I don't get in gift cards! We didn't get anything for baby (although I have been buying clothes like crazy but just didn't wrap them or anything) but my mom did buy a homedics projector soother/lullaby machine for the baby! But now that both grandparents and great grandparents know the gender I'm expecting them to go nuts with clothing- our next item we need is a dresser to FIT all this clothing!!!! We had a Christmas Eve Christmas, Christmas Day Christmas, and day after Christmas Christmas so it feels like it never ends. Tonight we have a surprise bday party for FIL, tomorrow is my bday so we are going to the casino for the day then my fav resteraunt, then Friday we have a grad party, then New Years Eve with our best friends and my gender reveal to them.... So it feels like Christmas just won't end! I'm not even bummed thinking about going back to work on the 3rd bc I still have to reveal baby's gender to them so I still have something to look forward to! January 4th I think I may finally feel the letdown... Lol
Last edited by greeneyedchaos; December 27th, 2011 at 06:43 AM.