Our Christmas.

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This is the cute little hippo that I got in my Christmas stocking! It’s tied for my favourite present, tied with the Body Shop  coconut scented bath and body set the 22 YR old got me, I’m not sure which one I like more! For my gifts I got things I like the most: hippos, chocolates,and stuff for my bath.  The second-oldest and the 20 YR old are also here visiting over Christmas as well and the 20 YR old played piano to give us some nice music and she gave the 9 YR old a mini pizza for a gift(his fave. food) and now I know why Buddy kept going under the tree and sniffing at the gifts and I had to keep shooing him away; he smelled the pizza! He also got a doggie stocking full of chew treats and toys and in no time he’d “skinned” his tennis ball and ripped his toy Santa’s beard off and disemboweled him.There were so many presents and so many people it took 90 minutes for everyone to unwrap them all, and the 17 YR old got this blobfish stuffed toy and everyone was saying how “ugly” it is too(I actually thought it was cute!) and my hubby’s brother said “It’s different, and that’s what makes it beautiful.” and I like that and think that’s a really nice way of looking at it and I wish that more people saw things( and people) that way.

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We also had a big dinner  in the diningroom and with 14 people we had to set up extra chairs and a big extra table and we had 6 turkeys and 2 hams among lots of other things and it was  really hard for me to get this photo,too; first of all my stupid iPod locked me out and disabled itself, and then when it finally did come back on I couldn’t get to the photo app and when I finally did get the photo it took forever loading it onto here so I hope you appreciate it. As well as us we also had the 22 YR old’s GF, the 20 YR old’s friend, my father-in-law, and my brother-in-law, and I think everyone had a good day and after dinner we were all  as stuffed as the turkeys! One of my cousins in Europe said she had her Christmas dinner at 12:30 her time which is really early so wouldn’t that be more of a lunch? We also hid the pickle ornament in the tree and then had to find it,and the kids played video games, and for the present for the “house” we got a new sewing machine. The kids were also mentioning how when they were younger the oldest threw the now 22 YR old off the balcony in a garbage can trying to re-enact the Jackass stunts, and that has got to be the dumbest thing (and the most dangerous)  that they’ve ever done and I never even found out about it until YRS later which is probably a good thing…