christmas recap

I've finally gotten caught up with all my favorite blogs. It seems that I'm not the only one who had mixed feelings about Christmas this year. And I'm not the only one who is glad it is over.

I'm not sure how it happened (what with society forcing the holidays on us since mid-November) but Christmas snuck up on me. I had a feeling it might so I tried to get all my shopping done before the move. Yeah, as always there were those last minute gifts to buy. I think I finished shopping with 3 days to spare.

Christmas eve is reserved for my Hungarian family. (Yeah, I know, I'm not really Hungarian. Can you be an honorary nationality?) It's fun to see how traditions evolve. Who would have thought that I would spend the night before Christmas eating stuffed cabbage and other traditional Hungarian food? Crazy stuff.

My brother and I exchanged presents on Christmas morning. We got some pretty nifty gifts but the funniest thing is that we both bought each other the same gift. Yep, identical box and present... What are the odds? We spent most of the day with his girlfriend's parents. It was a lot of fun, too. We opened presents and ate and played games and ate and ate some more. And I had a stocking for the first time in ten years.

Like I said, fun but I'm glad it's over. Next, a house update.


creechman said…
Hungarian women are very attractive. Must be a Urals "over the mountain" thing. ;)
Bubba's Sis said…
Happy New Year in your new house!
Anonymous said…
It had to be the whole 'moving at Christmas' snuck up on me, too.

Happy New Year!
cph said…
I, too, am relieved that X-mas is over. I couldn't put my x-mas stuff away fast enough- nevermind that 95% of the items didn't even make it out of the storage boxes. Next year will be better. I think if you starve yourself of it one year, you're more excited about it the next year. That sounds good. I'm going to go with that.

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