December 28, 2011

This is the first time we've ever bought B presents. Luckyyy!

Guess what? Christmas was on Sunday this year. That's like the craziest thing ever for Mormons because then we have to figure out if we do presents before or after church. Insanity!! I was all about making Monday into Christmas and Sunday into Christmas Eve so nothing conflicted but that plan got majorly vetoed. We ended up going to church and then doing presents later on which was actually perfection. No waking up early and the present part got prolonged (which is what I wanted all along); best of both worlds.

Highlights:
-Watching B open his gifts! Toph and I just got him a few things but he ended up with tons of stuff courtesy of aunts, uncles and grandparents. Pretty much everything was sports related and he was in heaven. The piece de resistance were the real live basketball shoes I ordered for him. The second he opened them, on they went and he's been wearing them ever since. I shoulda got some odor eaters as a little stocking stuffer too.
-My presents!!! Faves included: a potty training DVD that Gooda picked up at the thrift store (very thoughtful), a handed down man watch from Carlos who gave away a lot of her possessions since she's moving to BYU next week and had to clean out her room anyway, and a homemade camera strap cover from my madre. 
-A new tradition! We started a new tradition where Toph and I write each other a thank you letter of all the things we're thankful for from the past  year (things about each other or just from life in general). I love getting notes from Toph. For reals.

And now Christmas is over and life goes on as usual. Kinda.
School doesn't start until the 11th so we're still on vaycay.
Bronson's soaking in all the cousin time and Toph's reading some new book on his tablet.
Same old, same old.