Christmas Eve

Christmas has been great so far this year. Jessica is finally “into” opening presents. Last night we had my dad and step mom over for a party with my sister’s family and us. Jessica has been eying the presents for a few days and when we weren’t looking she opened one without us knowing it.
Fortunately she chose one of her own presents to open, how she knew – I have no idea, they’re all wrapped in the same paper.
Then today we opened most of the other presents for each other because we just couldn’t wait any longer. Jessica got a bike! Which she loves and also a Mrs. Potato Head and some books and music. The rouge present last night was a puzzle.
Tonight we’re off to my mom’s house with my sister’s family again and my grandma to celebrate Christmas over there.
I was pleasantly surprised with a massage chair – or one of those Homedics things you put in a chair – and a gift card to Barne’s and Noble. Aaron was pleased with his new jeans, a sweater, pajama pants for guys, socks, a scarf and some techy things.
All in all this has been one of my favorite Christmas’ – we bought for everyone this year which normally we don’t do and it’s just been exciting to see their faces when they open the gifts. It is truly better to give than to receive.
Merry Christmas All!

Leaving on a jet plane, kind of.

Tomorrow after church we’re leaving for a week on a family vacation!! 7 unadulterated days with my little family. 168 hours of love and affection. 10,080 minutes of sheer joy. 604,800 seconds of freedom. ROAD TRIP!
It’s a bit overdue, fyi.
The general plan is to end up in upstate New York to be with Aaron’s mom’s side of the fam for Thanksgiving. On the way there, we’re hoping to stop in Ann Arbor to see some friends, probably stop in London, Ontario for the night, end up in Toronto for a day and then New York for the holiday. We’re hoping to leave in time to spend the night in the Big City on the way home. You know, Rockefeller Center, Holiday decortaions, fricken New York City during the holidays.
Need I say one darn more thing?