This year we had a really nice Christmas. It's our 3rd married Christmas this year! (and our 4th all together) We went over and spent Christmas Eve with my family. We ate lots of food and stayed up really late. It was nice to get together with all of my aunts and uncles and of course hundreds of cousins (yes, I'm Hispanic lol). After a late night of partying, we went home to sleep and woke up to a beautiful Christmas morning. Growing up I never had a stocking let alone know what to put in it. So I (I mean Santa) filled it with a bunch of random things; toothbrush, gum, power bars, Active socks, candy... I pretty much got the same in mine. Just a LOT of chocolates, cookies, even a little stuffed dog and a scarf.
Time to open presents! Chris' gift this year was Lasik Eye Surgery. He got the procedure done about a month earlier. I wrapped up pictures of that day and gave it to him just so he wouldn't forget what his gift was. hahaha. He wasn't expecting anything else, but he had been such a good boy that he definitely deserved more. I got him this really "awesome" RVCA zip up jacket and a pair of black Chuck Converse. Santa brought me 2 DIAMOND RINGS. Yes! My wedding ring is complete! Chris got me a ring to go on each side of my engagement ring which was a huge surprise since I was only expecting one. He also gave me a Build-A-Bear Marine bear! That was so thoughtful of him.
There was more family fun at the Seymore's. We drove over to there house around 11 am and exchanged more gifts. It was so nice to see everyone's expression and just so nice spending time with all of them. Shelley fixed a great meal, she always does. We had turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls, and yams. It was delicious! For dessert, every pie you could think of! Yeah there was a bit of a SWEETS overload. After we ate the boys went upstairs for an 'Ultimate Ping-Pong Championship' (UPC). They take this game way too seriously, they even have a heavy weight belt and right now Curt is the undefeated champ. Courtney, Arin, and I just went around the block for a bike ride. Well Courtney was on the skateboard but props to her. I can jump out of a plane but I'm too scared to ride a skateboard 'cause I might fall and scrape myself.
Fortunately for us, my family celebrates on Christmas Eve and Chris' family gets together on Christmas day. We never have the dilemma of who's family are we going to visit this Christmas. (We do have to split Thanksgiving day though) I am so grateful for both of our families. We are blessed to have very loving and caring families that are laid back and definitely not pushy or controlling. I couldn't ask for better in-laws.
We received the greatest blessing on the morning of Christmas Eve. This is one year we will always treasure.