It has been a rainy, icey, snowy few days here. Thankfully it didn't hinder our Christmas plans! We had yet another WONDERFUL holiday with our families. Malachi enjoyed opening about 2 gifts and then lost interest, especially after we took the paper away so he wouldn't eat it. But we had fun opening his gifts for him. I think we have had more fun playing with his new toys than he has.
This was the first year Josh and I really spent money on each other. Let me tell you I was spoiled. I got a Keurig AND an Ipod Touch not to mention lots of other little things!! Josh got a bunch on video games and a few seasons of Lost! It was so much fun to spoil each other this year, I REALLY enjoyed giving him lots of things he didn't need. Hopefully next year we will be in a position to spoil each other again!
We are also spoiled by our families!! Man I tell you, it sure didn't seem like people were cutting back. Joshes mom and dad got us a Wii (totally un-expected), My mom and dad got me a vacuum cleaner and Josh a Nintendo DS. We also got enough gift cards and cash to buy a new tv for our bedroom (we like to watch movies in bed) along with some Wii games and accessories. And that was just the big ticket items, we got cloths,books, movies, and some other fun things! We are so thankful for all of these things but the thing we enjoyed most was spending time with our families laughing and making memories. Those things are so much more important than all the "stuff." But the most important thing is to remember Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas. We truly had an amazing time and are thankful for all the gifts!!