I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!
It has been so crazy around here that I have barely missed blogging.
I did have to contain myself from not sitting right down and blogging once I opened this gift from my hubby.
It was a total surprise! I did not think that he would ever purchase something that would actually encourage me to spend more time at the computer but he said that he wanted me to be comfortable. What a sweetie. It is a very soft leather comfy chair (and not nearly as red as it looks in that picture) and now I don't have to use one my dining room chairs. He also surprised me with a new Kuerig coffee maker that I've been wanting for about 3 years. He seriously spoke my language this Christmas - coffee and computer.
He also got
The kids were delighted with Legos, books, DS games and plenty of goodies from Justice. Seriously, I should own stock in that store. Much of my Christmas budget went there this year for my daughter and niece.
I did not do too well in the surprise department for him this year. He pretty much got exactly what he wanted and he should - he works so hard for the rest of us.
I did manage to pull off one very big surprise for my mother, though. My brother called a couple weeks ago to let me know that he would have a couple days off after Christmas. This is no small feat considering he is a manager for Wal-Mart. Since December 26 is the busiest return day of the year for retailers, he always has to work. For the last 7 years, we have not been able to spend Christmas with him. When he was single, it was really hard because he was often alone. Anyway, I have not seen him since he got married a year and a half ago! It's been a year since my mom has seen him and he wanted to surprise her on Christmas morning. Have I ever told you how terrible I am at lying? Keeping secrets is soooo hard for me! I almost always give something away. But I didn't give it away this time! Or at least nobody had let on that I did.
The only thing that broke it all up was my patient little 5 year old son who said, "Can we get back to opening presents, please?!?!?"
After it was all over in 8.5 minutes, my ever sweet daughter looked over the pile of gifts and family everywhere and simply said - "We are very blessed, Mommy."
Indeed, we are.
How was your holiday? Did you blog about it? I'd love to read about your special memories!