My brother and his family decided to surprise us and show up for Christmas, which was great but I hadn't gotten anything for them. So my sister, niece and I decided to hurry out to target to get a few presents. Target was PACKED, holy smokes it was crazy. On our way home we decided to stop by Sonic to get a DDP, It was a much needed caffeine fix.We pretty much just sat around all day and vegged out after that.
My whole entire family ended up being in town for Christmas Eve!(except Tomoko)It was good to catch up with all of my siblings. That night the cousins were all there and the little kids made gingerbread houses and cookies for Santa.
Then we all opened the cousin gifts which mostly consisted of pajamas. Oh and I must not forget my mom made us all rice bags. Which are soooo great, especially during winter. (and when your heater is not working!! UGH it is SO cold in my house.)
She even customized each one on the inside. Mine were owls!
After the gift exchange we all gathered in the front room while the men in the family took turns reading the Christmas story, then we all got bundled up and drove down to Spanish Fork to see the festival of lights. Which is my favorite Christmas tradition. It was such a magical night and I am quite sad that it has come and gone already!! I am excited for the new year though and all the good changes to come. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! I can't wait to hear your Christmas stories. I will be back tomorrow to blog about Christmas day :)
P.S. sorry about all the and thens, and after that's.. haha