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Did anyone else have an uneventful Christmas?


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#1 asilenceblossom  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 25, 2006 - 9:09 pm

Today, it was just my husband, dog and me. We ate breakfast and took a nap in the afternoon. We filed some paperwork and paid a bill. We watched a lot of tv ...and I spent a few bucks doing online shopping this evening. My siblings visited earlier in the week and it was CRAZY during that time, so I guess that relaxing today was nice...we tried to order Chinese food, but the local Chinese restaurants were closed...I suppose we could have gone to the movie theatre but I didn't want to blow 20 bucks on that. I kind of feel bad for my husband that I have so few relatives and friends that my husband and I had nothing to do today...he even fibbed to one of his friends in another state and said that we were in bed in the afternoon because we had the flu ...did anyone else have an uneventful Christmas?

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Posted Dec 25, 2006 - 9:22 pm

That sounds so nice. We have been 5 places since noon yesterday, not including our house. This year, everything went right, and I floored my stuck-up family that set a $5 limit, by giving VERY expensive gifts, due to GD. Disney trikes for all the kids ($7), and free new release CD's for the rest. Dollar Tree lotion for the one I can't stand, LOL!!! I actually had time to take a 15 minute nap this afternoon, between stops. Now I'm still up, 2 6 packs later.

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Posted Dec 26, 2006 - 5:11 am

Today, it was just my husband, dog and me. We ate breakfast and took a nap in the afternoon. We filed some paperwork and paid a bill. We watched a lot of tv ...and I spent a few bucks doing online shopping this evening. My siblings visited earlier in the week and it was CRAZY during that time, so I guess that relaxing today was nice...we tried to order Chinese food, but the local Chinese restaurants were closed...I suppose we could have gone to the movie theatre but I didn't want to blow 20 bucks on that. I kind of feel bad for my husband that I have so few relatives and friends that my husband and I had nothing to do today...he even fibbed to one of his friends in another state and said that we were in bed in the afternoon because we had the flu ...did anyone else have an uneventful Christmas?


I think your day sounds lovely. We always have a slow paced Christmas even though we have five kids. We stopped the madness years ago. For us, it just wasn't worth rushing everyone so that we made it everywhere. Families change and we've all adjusted. We don't leave home until 12:30, and that's just for a short drive to the il's for dinner there. Our kids are 24 (he's married, so dil too), 19, 18, 13, and 6. Our kids enjoy being home and not hurried out the door on Christmas morning.

Cute pic of your dog, btw!!

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Posted Dec 26, 2006 - 6:07 am

We did, and I LOVED it! Hubby and I talked last night, and we both feel it was our best Christmas ever. We did the big dinner with my family on Christmas eve, so yesterday was very slow paced as well. The kids got up, did the Santa thing, and we all exchanged gifts. From then on, we just chilled out. I made a turkey and some mac & cheese for dinner, and my dad & hubby's brother ended up dropping by. We stayed in our PJs all day long! Christmas used to be insane for us, 4 dinners in 2 days, with 3 kids in tow. But everyone really had a good time this year.

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Posted Dec 26, 2006 - 7:06 am

We opted for the slow-paced, stay at home Christmas this year for the first time and we loved it! While it's nice to see family, it's really nice to have time to stay and enjoy your own family. I made lasagna on Saturday night and just had to heat it up and bake a pie from the orchard (gift). It was soooo nice! We got up about 5:45am and took our time to do presents for a couple of hours. My 10 year old came back from his dad's at 10am and had plenty of time to open his stuff and enjoy it. Normally he comes in and has to be rushed out to a dinner. He really enjoyed the time to play with his PSP from his dad's and his laptop here. My hubby says that he's going to be just like me now. He had that laptop open and in front of his face almost the entire day, lol. :tongue1: My 5 year old loved having the time to play with all of his new toys. In fact, he still didn't even open his Roboreptile yet, but we'll probably get to that today. I think we are going to make it a tradition to stay home. My mom lives 1200 miles away but we talked to her a few times on the phone throughout the day and hubby's mom is a nurse and had to work but called in the morning. Although we are all developing a cold, I wouldn't say that's why we were lounging around all afternoon. I'd say we were enjoying the rare opportunity to just hang out together that we seldom get any more. Hubby is absolutely loving the 4 days off. He'll have to work 3 days this week and then have 3 more off. He's going to dread going back to his normal schedule!

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Posted Dec 26, 2006 - 7:14 am

My family lives 1200 miles away in Florida, My inlaws went to texas, So our big night is Christmas eve when my husbands family comes over. But since they are in Texas his sister choosed not to come over. So it was just the six of us and the neighbors. We ate, exchanged a few presents the kids went to bed We adults played Scene it and then Santa Came, Went to bed about 1:00am, I got up at 3:00am did some dishes, made coffee. then went backed layed down. Kids got up about 7:00 am we all them got up, Put breakfest in the oven, opened presents, ate breakfest, kids played, I download music I got, Played with the kids, Had left overs from Christmas eve which is a tradition,. so we too love the layed back feeling and never leaving the house.

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Posted Dec 26, 2006 - 7:37 am

Ours was pretty low key as well. My BIL and nephew ended up spending the night at our house Christmas Eve (long story) anyway we got up about 7. About 11 when my nephew finally got up he took them home. Later in the evening my bil and his daughter and her kids and hubby came over but it was very laid back. It was really nice. We always try to be very low key on Christmas so the kids can just play with their presents all day. :)

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Posted Dec 26, 2006 - 9:03 am

Our's was very low key, as we haven't celebrated it (yet). FIL arrives around 2:00 pm today, and we'll do 'Chr-stmas' Eve tonight. He works graveyard shift, and would have just gotten off work at 8:00 am. Even though he's taking a nap before he heads up here, I didn't want to throw opening gifts on him when he arrives after a four hour drive. So tomorrow, after he's had a full night's sleep, will be our 'Chr-stmas' celebration for him. :)

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Posted Dec 26, 2006 - 9:13 am

We have a rountine on christmas. Never anything super exciting: Get up with the kids. Open gifts and stockings I make christmas breakfast. Get ready and go to my parents house Exchange gifts Eat christmas dinner Come home and put all the toys and gifts away and open what they want to play with then Get pjs on and RELAX. Personally, I would love a quiet christmas and lounge at home. lol

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Posted Dec 26, 2006 - 12:20 pm

Quiet time for us. DS, age 16 didn't even get up until I woke him at 8:30. By then the breakfast casserole was in the oven and I had already downed my first Diet Coke. Then we opened presents, called relatives (who all live out of state) and plain chilled out. DS had built me a pantry between the studs, completely finished off inside and out and during the evening I put things in place. Really, we enjoy the calmer times and have a chance to spend quality time together.

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Posted Dec 26, 2006 - 12:32 pm

It was quieter than we expected. DS woke up at midnight and spent the night vomiting. :yuck: So many fewer people came to visit - trying to limit the # of infections :)

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Posted Dec 26, 2006 - 6:26 pm

Wasn't too bad here. Went to father in laws for cinnamon rolls, came back and had our Christmas, mother in law came over and played games. Then off to my parents for supper. It wasn't bad at all.

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Posted Dec 26, 2006 - 6:32 pm

Ours was quiet in the sense of No family to visit and no one visited us.. But the 3 DS's had me going since 5:30am with opening things, putting things together, cleaning up boxes/wrapping paper, cooking dinner, baking a pie, cleaning up, etc. I literally crashed and burned by 8pm. I would love to just lye around all day and take a nap, maybe watch a movie... Maybe i'll ask for that for next year? lol

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Posted Dec 26, 2006 - 7:21 pm

I would have loved an uneventful Christmas. We're hoping for one next year. lol. My MIL spent Christmas eve/Christmas day with us and 1 night was enough. That woman's mouth only stopped while she was sleeping.

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Posted Dec 27, 2006 - 6:19 am

Lmao :)

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Posted Dec 27, 2006 - 6:23 am

Ours really wasn't too bad. In years past we have loaded up the kids and driven either an hour or 2 to one of my grandparents houses. Not this year. We decided we weren't going to leave town anymore on Christmas day. We went to 4 different places on Christmas Day but they were all within 6 miles of each other and spread out throughout the day. It was good.

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Posted Dec 27, 2006 - 6:42 am

Our Christmas started Friday night and ended on Christmas day (5 different places to go) and we still have 2 more gift exchanges to schedule. I wish it was a little less eventful.




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