Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas celebrations...

We had a really great Christmas! On the 23rd Justin's brother Kyle and his beau Andy came into town for a visit. I was so excited to see them, I could hardly wait till they got here. We ended up being able to spend a couple of hours with them that night. The next night, Christmas Eve we spent with Kyle, Andy and Justin's parents just visiting for a bit. My kids really loved their Uncle Kyle and Uncle Andy. Kyle and Andy left early Christmas morning to St. George. Christmas morning was great we slept in a little bit and we were up around 9am and then we opened gifts. A little later Grandma and Grandpa came over to let the kids open their gifts. Then we headed to John and Marisa's to exchange gifts with them. Next we went to Grandma and Grandpa's house and Grandma made us some Norwegian omelets they were so good! Finally we headed over to my mom's house to exchange gifts with them and then we spent the rest of the day hanging out there. We had a great Christmas dinner and lots of fun playing video games and visiting.

My mom gave Justin a hoody it is the first one he has ever had and he looks really good in it. She made a quilt for our bed and it is really beautiful. It came with a brown bed skirt. John and Marisa gave us brown sheets that match perfectly.
The kids got the things they really wanted the most. Ashton ended up with Legos and more Magnetix. Elyssa ended up with a new dinosaur that is huge.... She named him Rocky
She also got a terydactyl and a triceratops and then my mom got her a set af small dinos that matched the big ones we got her. It is funny how they all came in different sets. Now she has families....
The best day of this celebration for me was the day after Christmas. Justin and I spent the entire day together. It ended up that we really just focused on each other and spending lots of quality time with each other. Well we did have errands to run, First we had to go down and start the refinancing paper work for our house. Can you believe we are going to refi' from 6.25% to 5% or lower we have only lived in our home for 7 months but rates are really incredible right now. Next we went to IKEA and I promised him we would go through the store really fast. We went to get my new mirror. It is really big about 72 inches long by 37 inches wide and it weighs 66 lbs. I really fell in love with this mirror when I saw it a few months ago. And it was a steal at $99.00!!!

After that we went to the bank to pay off my car.... YIPEEE!!!! Then we went to a few pawn shops treasure hunting. Actually Justin was looking for a certain guitar he really wanted. We did not find it at a pawn shop so we ended up going to Guitar Center. We found exactly what he was looking for there. He purchased a Gibson Studio Les Paul Cherrywood guitar. It is really pretty and it sounds soooo nice. I really love the sound that comes out of that thing. After all of that shopping and driving in the really bad weather and awful roads we came home for a bit before having dinner and then going out again to walmart to look for brackets for my mirror. So even though it seemed like a long day of never ending driving and shopping I have to say the time we spent together made me completely euphoric. I can't tell you how much I love being with that man!!! This was the best day of the whole Christmas season. There was no stress, no drama, no problems..... just fun stuff. I hope you all had a really great Christmas and at least one day where you could just enjoy some down time.

Loves, S

1 comment:

Jesse, Christa and Marshall said...

Lots of comments to be made about that post. First of all, lovely blanket from your mom. She really does a great job with that stuff. Justin has never had a hoody? Can you say "deprived"? Elyssa's tatoos crack me up. I didn't know she liked dinosaurs so much. Marshall got the same dinosaurs she got (the little ones). Hooray that your car is paid off! That's a great feeling. Justin's guitar is beautiful and I'm sure the sound is lovely. For some reason, it doesn't matter how fancy Jesse's guitars are, they just don't sound good when they're in my hands. I'm sure its a flaw in the guitar. I'm happy you had a merry Christmas and that you enjoy your hubby so much.