Saturday, January 12, 2013

Christmas Part 2

We had three full days of Christmas joy, which tagged onto the two days of Robby's birthday celebrations immediately before, equals five non-stop days of fun. On December 24th, Christmas Eve, we went to my parents' house for dinner, then all (including the Feely's) headed to church for our Christmas Eve service, then back again for presents and more good food.

Since we've "grown up," we have always done a name exchange for Christmas gifts, and usually all the kids chip in for something for Mama and Daddy-o. We usually figure out who has whose name by the time the exchange rolls around, but it's lots of fun shopping and dreaming up that perfect gift.

This year,--
--I had Roger and gave him warm swim stuff so he can swim in the freezing San Francisco ocean without getting hypothermia
--Roger had Camille and no doubt gave something awesome, although for the life of me I can't remember what it was. But I know it was great because Roger had my name last year and gave me a gorgeous dress that no doubt did not fit in our price limit!
--Camille had me, and she gave me a fabulous MAC bronzer and blush.
--Robby had Chelsea and gave her a spiffy necklace, which has become part of her daily outfit.
--Chelsea had Carly and gave her wonderful perfume that we all wished we had.
--Carly had Scott and gave him new biking gear so now he'll look extra cool.
--Scott had Robby and gave him batting gloves, special Schuil coffee, and Taco Bell moolah. That pretty much sums up Robby's favorite things.

We all went in and gave Mom a beautiful piece of artwork by an artist on Etsy, Bleu de Toi. I'll have to post more about it later, but you may have heard of these fingerprint art pieces. They're so amazing. Dad got an industrial-sized outdoor heater. This thing is not only amazingly hot but also quite beautiful! We're looking forward to hanging outside nice and toasty during the winter months. Mom and Dad of course spoiled each one of us.

I know it's not about the gifts at Christmas time, but it is such a blast thinking about those we love so very much and trying to find a little something that says just that.
The whole fam
Mom & Dad
Chels & Roger
Robby & Can
Scott & Camille
Honey
Mike & Carly
Carly
Big hug for a big thanks
New Uggs! Lucky us!
Special gift
Joy!
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1 comment:

  1. Merry Christmas Feely's!

    From the looks of it, your Christmas was quite merry. Special Schuil coffee? ... I will have to investigate.

    Happy New Year Too!

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