Christmas 2009.2-2009.4

This weekend was so very full of Christmas!  Fortunately, that makes me very happy.

Sunday morning Justin and I headed over to my parents to open gifts with them and my sister.  Probably my favorite gift of that Christmas was the Gap candles that are not made anymore.  If you know me, you know that I hate candles with a passion.  One day last November though, I walked into a Gap, loved the scent, and bought a candle.  I told my mom to get me some for last Christmas but they sold out too fast.  I waited all year to get these candles again, only to find out that they wouldn’t be using that scent again.  I found some online and sent the link to Mom, and yesterday I opened 10 of them!

After that, we headed over to my grandma’s house (my mom’s side) to open presents and have dinner with everyone there.  I received some much needed bath towels as well as some cash for Justin and me.  My little cousin Sierra received an American Girl doll, which was the highlight of everyone’s day.

Then it was off to Justin’s parents to open gifts with them and his sister.  I received some great gifts, including my much wanted complete series of West Wing as well as a bit of student loan debt reduction.  Justin received some great gifts there also, as well as a fisheye lens for his camera which I am STOKED about.  I have always wanted one of those, and now we have them.

It was a full weekend that felt much longer than it was but led to much exhaustion today.  I have to finish work today, work tomorrow, and most of the day Wednesday and then it is off to Nebraska!