Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Our Christmas at home and Grandpa Dunns

For once I was able to get to bed at a decent time on Christmas eve. I don't ever end up wrapping gifts until Christmas eve, I just never seem to find the time before then and I end up wrapping gifts till about 3 in the morning only to get up around 6 to wake the kids and start unwrapping them. This year Kelly actually decided to help me wrap gifts which was great I was in bed before midnight so I was much more prepared for waking up at 6:30 on Christmas morning.

We get up so early because of Kelly, he gets up at 4 in the morning normally and can't seem to change his inner clock even on mornings he doesn't need to get up that early (me on the other hand if no one wakes me up I can sleep till late morning regardless). We got up got the coffee started and started the movie A Christmas Story (Kellys favorite we don't go a Christmas without watching it a million times as long as I remember) then woke the kids up to start unwrapping gifts. They really had a good Christmas this year I would say they got all they wanted and Maddie did get her Barbie bike that she asked Santa for. Kelly was really happy with one of his gifts which was the dvd series for the show Firefly he loved that show but it only lasted one season, for some reason though it was a hard one to find and I had to go to several stores it was sold out of and found it downtown at a Borders. There are 14 episodes and we haved watched everyone of them now since Christmas day including the movie Serenity, he says we will start at the beginning tomorrow. I guess it is a good thing I like the show also or it could be getting really old real quick.

After we opened our presents and got dressed we went to Kellys dads house for gifts and breakfast. We had to get there kind of early as they had plans to go to his wifes brothers house for Christmas dinner. That was okay but I have issues going to my father in laws. He loves to argue and I can only take so much.
I know it sounds like the last couple of posts seem a little down I guess that is how I am feeling right now. Usually I love Christmas it is my favorite time of year. I love winter and I love buying gifts and seeing the reactions from people when I give them a well thought out gift or gift that I have poured my heart into making but this year I really haven't been able to get into it so much, I am not really sure what it is.

2 people had something to say:

miraclebaby said...

Looks like you guys had a good Christmas!

my4kids said...

It really looks better then it was we had no money to buy gifts and with 4 young kids how do you explain that to them, we actually had to borrow against my retirement account which I will now be debted to my employer for the next 3 years to pay off. Most of the gifts are actually pretty small except Maddies bike and we got 200 from Kellys dad for christmas that we used to buy gifts with. I actually didn't get anything for myself this year except $10 starbucks card from my sis-in-law I know that it was more important for the kids to get gifts though and have a good Christmas they have had Christmases we were to broke to get much of anything and only had $100 we received from my Grandmother for christmas. I know what you mean though it was really hard to get into the mood this year.