Merry Christmas, Happy New Year

I hope that those of you who celebrate Christmas had a wonderful holiday. We definitely did. As usual for our family, there were some bumps and bruises along the way, but the beauty of having older kids is that nothing is as tragic as mom might try to make it. 

We discovered on Christmas Eve, a few egg nogs into the party and far too late to do anything about it, that we were missing a BIG box from Amazon.  (I have stuff shipped to the warehouse and have never really checked anything beyond the tracking info online in the past 15 years.)  Ummm . . . that would be the box containing EVERY single thing Ian was getting this year.  The box also held my brother’s gifts.  Fortunately, we  were at my parents’ house and I happen to have one of the smartest moms in the world.  We printed out pictures of my brothers gifts and wrapped them up big.  He did not cry or anything. 

When I got home, I wrapped the gifts of my three “favorite” children and then headed to my printer to print out Ian’s virtual Christmas and wrap that up.  Lucky Ian, I did find a pack of boxer shorts that I was able to wrap and stick in his stocking so he had one real thing to open Christmas morning.  But, it was all good.  Ian, who had received gifts the night before, was fine with his virtual Christmas.  No tears, no drama.  (Okay, well, except on my part – I was sooooo disappointed!)  

Other than that, we had a lot of fun at my parents on Christmas Eve and then again on Christmas Day. I had all my kids at home. I have my parents and brother close.  I miss my sister, but she’s in town now so I get everything.  And, then, to live in a neighborhood where everyone is so nice and fun is just icing on the cake. Christmas could not have been much better.  Our one mean neighbor did not even call the police! 

3 thoughts on “Merry Christmas, Happy New Year

  1. Oh NO! I ended up packing the boys Christmas presents in our pack out! We didn't realize it until Christmas Eve. 😦 They took it in stride, and I did something similar, printed out a few pics to show them what they get in March… It will take that long for our stuff to reach IL.

    How wonderful to spend it with family, and friends… 🙂 Have a Happy New Years! 🙂

  2. Ugh, Sabrina. Maybe they can open them up under your St. Patrick's tree? March is a long time to wait. Happy New Year to you guys too! This will be a big one for you.

  3. I ended up in tears for a bit because I thought I had forgotten to get one of David's presents. It was in the garage. I forgot until hours later.

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