Sunday, December 25, 2011
Today I was woken up too early by my very enthusiastic brother. I'm not sure if he was more excited about Christmas or getting to disturb my sleep, but either was he had a mischievous smile glowing on his face when he turned on my light this morning. I had the best Christmas ever! Last night I was able to eat dinner with my family along with my Grandparents on my mothers side. It was delicious! It was also our first Christmas eve dinner that I can remember not eating Melanese (which is an Argentine dish that is good, but also not my favorite), and we also didn't have empanadas either (which I love!) But that was totally fine with me because we had a delicious Turkey dinner with rolls, green bean casserole (which is my absolute favorite side dish in the whole universe), mashed potatoes, ham, stuffing, green salad, and jello. I was also just ecstatically happy that I was home and not at school! I miss my family so much while I'm away!
That night we opened our traditional Christmas Eve gifts. We always get pajama's to wear that night and to open presents in the morning. I got a really cute pair of pajama pants that are red with candy canes arranged in little hearts all over them. Then we also got to open our gifts from our Grandma and Grandpa since they wouldn't be with us the next morning. I was completely shocked at what I got from them. From my Grandpa I got a $1,000 check for college! (which in my opinion is way too much money to be given to me and also should have been my one and only Christmas present from them) But then I also got a $50 gift card to Target, a book titled Your Happily Ever After by Dieter F. Uchtdorf, and this amazing contraption called a Cozy-Up. And that last present is slowly becoming my favorite thing on the entire planet! It's basically a Snuggy that has been amped up about 5000 watts. It has zippers and buttons, which took me a while to figure out where everything connected, but it's a blanket that you can zip around you and then button yourself into arm holes and zip into a neck hole. They're so comfortable!
So that was the start of my Christmas on steroids. Then this morning I got to open all my other presents. From Santa I got moccasins, an Aida songbook, The Lion King dvd, Megamind dvd, Just Dance 3, and a book titled Sarah's Key by Titiana de Rosnay (I guess I can start removing books from my book wish list.) I also got an assortment of things in my stocking including deodorant, toothbrushes, razors, floss, a day planner, mittens, and an assortment of candy (with my favorite hortbread cookies thrown in there as well.) Then from my brother Taylor I got Princess Academy by Shannon Hale, and from Sarah I got a scarf with some ear-muffs, and from Anna I got The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes. But the best present of all came very last. We didn't even realize that there were two envelopes left on the tree at the end of opening presents till our parents pointed it out. One for Taylor and one for myself. Taylor got a ticket to a Jazz game against the Kings which he is way excited for because he'll get to see Jimmer play. Then I opened up my envelope and there was a ticket inside for The Lion King in Vegas this Wednesday! I'm so excited for it!
This Christmas totally beat out every other Christmas I've ever had! I got so many things I wanted, and a lot of things I'm happy to have even if I didn't specifically ask for them. It seriously was a Christmas on steroids!