Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Cheer?

All the presents are wrapped, and in keeping with tradition, they will love everything that they are getting.  Thankfully the zhu zhu pets were not as rare as last Christmas, and I even got the kung zhu model.  Junior got one at the USO party and has been carrying it around like a pet.  Abs has been begging for one since last year, so I managed to score one.  

My in-laws had their presents here way before I was even done shopping, and today the elusive gift basket they got me was finally received.  I am not a big of Fed Ex right now, but at least the product arrived.  It's a huge basket filled with wine, godiva chocolates, truffles, and lots of other good stuff.  After the last few months I have had, it was nice to receive.

The Santa presents are ready to be put out--do you wrap yours or just put them out?  We used to wrap them, but now I just put them out for them to play with once they wake up.  

Knock on wood, even Abbie, has never gotten up early on Christmas morning.  I probably just jinxed that though.

Tonight I went to dinner with my friend Erin, then to the movies, and out for a drink.  It was nice to get out of the house sans children for once, before the holiday chaos ensues.  Plus it was low key, which is just what I needed, since we are both hitting crossfit in the morning.  We are doing the "Twelve Days of Christmas".......I just checked the website, and this workout will makeup for us not working out Christmas Day.  Ouch!

So tonight I go to bed happy, with a lot less to worry about over the next 48 hours than I thought.  I do have to hit the commissary, but Abs and Junior like to help, so hopefully it won't be too bad.  

I'm trying to come up with some snack foods to serve on Christmas day before our DFAC dinner.  Any suggestions?  I am really craving brie right now, so that will have to be on the list.

While Christmas is never the same when Gunner is gone, I am glad that I have a husband that loves me unconditionally, treasures his children, and can still make me smile from halfway around the world.  Life is good.

6 comments:

thearmychapswife said...

Merry Christmas to you! My heart goes out to you. I've only had to endure one deployment Christmas and I know they are not easy. I hope you and your kids have a wonderful day together though.

The Life And Times Of and Infantry Wife said...

I love this post! Merry Christmas!
You, your family and your husband will be put in mine and my church's prayers at the candle light service tomorrow! I'm also praying you'll get a Merry Christmas call from your husband!

Anonymous said...

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Cassandra said...

Merry Christmas, So glad your getting so much done. I have my parent's in town, my husband is on leave and so its been hectic. The bad thing, I'm the only one that shopped so I know what I go and he got and what santa got us.... I want the surprises once in a while, and well I think there is a pumpkin spice roll that is perishable but able to be sent overseas. I would have to check, but good luck with Christmas, and as for the wrapping the Santa gifts; I don't have kids but I think just leaving them out with no wrapping is better!

AbbeyG said...

Haha, I love that you just display the Santa presents out.. I remember being little and interrogating my mom about why Santa always used the exact same wrapping paper as my parents..hahaha.

Here's wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas, including Gunner overseas! :)

McMGrad89 said...

Sorry I didn't catch you before you went to the commissary. I love snack foods. Haven't had much reason to buy them lately. On New Year's Eve we have milk shakes. Don't know how it got started, but now Caitlin insists upon them.

Hope you enjoy the DFAC, from your thanksgiving experience, I know it will be great.

Merry Christmas and pleasant sleep to you.