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.