Folks- our Christmas was busy, insane, and full of garbage. Literally. Both of our cans is full. But I am going to give you as many pictures as I can so you can see how our Christmas Day went down:
First, we woke up. Wait-- let me back up.
I need to tell you that Olivia? Is terrible at keeping secrets. She's almost worst than me when it comes to surprises. We just can't handle it. So last year when she came down and woke us all up with the presents spread out I knew this year I had to fix that.
So Matt installed the baby gate at the top of the stairs. And at 7 am we heard both kids screaming, "MOM!!! Help!!! We're trapped!!"
But we went and got them at 7:30 and they were back in the rooms pretending to be sleeping. Turds. So here they are coming into the living room:
So I knew I wanted to do something big. So I partnered up with my brother, who fronted the money for an Xbox 360. Not only did he front the money- but he was at Target at 3 am to stand in line and get it. I've had this gift under the tree since then and I've been DYING to not drop any hints. But I did such a good job and Matt's face made it totally worth it.
Olivia got a bunch of cool stuff but she was excited about a big girl puzzle:
I got my brother a marshmallow shooter gun (and sadly, I tried HARD to get one for my friend Matt but they are no where to be found. I'm seriously bummed because that thing? Is full of fucking awesome.) Anyways. Here's my mom's house an hour after we got there. Totally trashed.
Anyways. Every year I try to get a picture with my brother because I love him so and he's awesome. He's easily one of my favorite people and one of the ones I have the most fun with. Why yes, I AM wearing my Griswold Family Christmas shirt.... :)
1. A nook (do you have one? We need to share books.)
2. A black pearl necklace from my mom (gorgeous)
3. A set of cherry measuring spoons AND cups from my parents (love these!!!)
4. An Edward/Robert Pattinson doll from Kate. Love it. He's obviously my date for the Breaking Dawn movie in November.
5. A bunch of other stuff I loved and needed that you won't care about.
But most importantly......
This bitch got a WEBCAM. That's right whores! I'm coming to a blog near you live! Well, not really live.. but kind of. You'll get to see more of my crazy. Once I figure out how to to work the fucking thing I'll be doing my Dear Sara posts via that. At least those. We'll see.
But I can't do a Dear Sara without questions. Email them. Now. firstname.lastname@example.org