Well, it's come and gone. Christmas. My favorite time of the year.
You would have never known it was a recessionary Christmas to look at the kids. They did great. Julie and I picked up a few small things for each other as well. But as you know we didn't get anything for anyone else this year. And ya know what? It sure seemed to cut down on the stress!
We couldn't make the Key celebration this year, which really sux. The Key Christmas is always a lot of fun. The problem is that it was Christmas day. We do Christmas day at our house with Julie's family and the few Kelleys that are here in the STL area. Also with the honorary Kelleys.
A fun time was had by all. We all ate too much to get drunk, so no drunken funness ensued, but it was fun anyway. :)
Now we get to go through and pull some old toys to give to Goodwill or something. Holy crap we have a lot of new toys in this house.
We got at least one squeal out of all the kids this year. They really had a great Christmas.
This year the kids got a LOT of presents. Nothing was real expensive, the idea was quantity AND quality. In other words, a lot of inexpensive, yet fun, things. Guess what? It worked! We won't get away with it much longer as the kids age, so we'll take it while we can.
Merry Fucking Christmas Becky, wherever you are! You were on my mind every time I said "Merry Christmas" to someone.