Travis helped out with the Advent Calendar, we wrapped presents, did some Christmas shopping, played The Game of Life a thousand and one times, played Monopoly, and basically did what you're supposed to at Christmas time.
On Christmas morning, my sister brought over her daughter and the rest of her family so we could do the Christmas thing out our house. This year's Christmas was so different than last year. While she still doesn't understand Santa, she knew the second that they walked in that all the present in that part of the room where hers. It was so much fun to see how excited she got when she saw all of her new stuff. Obviously, she's a little spoiled, but we didn't really care.
It started to snow right as we started opening gifts. It really couldn't have been more perfect.
Travis and I also sorta made out like bandits. For one of my Christmas gifts to my family, I started working on a scrap book. So many of our picutres just sit on social media and it's not nearly as fun to flip through the photos on your phone as it is in a carefully made scrap books with hand written notes and sweet memories attatched. I got really lucky and my family got me a whole bunch of materials to work on the book. I'm basically set for a long time...It was an expensive hobby to just pick up with ZERO supplies on hand, so it's so great to have all these gifts to jump into this big picture project.
Of course, my family also set Travis up with some cool gifts. My dad got him a buck knife and made him a hoster for one of the hand guns he inheritted. I got him a tent so that we can go out camping when it warms up, my mom made him his very own wooby (a blanky to love forever), and my sisters got him ties. He said the ties might be his favorite out of all the gifts...
Overall, it was a great Christmas spend with all of the people that I love most. I can't wait for many more years to come. Of course, it's always hard saying goodbye, but I'm ready for the New Year, a new semester, and many more adventures in this awesome life I'm living.
How was your Christmas? Does your family have any cool traditions? Did you get any Christmas snow?