Brace yourself for an Under-Whelming amount of Christmas Day pictures. I don't know what my problem was, but I barely took any pictures! In fact, I took so little pictures that I didn't even get one of my Mom. I promise you though, she was there, and she enjoyed Christmas :)
Even my yearly picture by the tree pictures struggled. I really only got these two good pics. I blame this on my Grams being in Heaven. She was the one that usually took them, and she was a lovely and WILLING photographer. She never complained about taking more pics or me changing my pose. Unlike some people whom I will not mention. So basically I either need to get a selfie stick or get myself another relative who loves me.
Dad reading from Luke 2. Now if you have read this blog, and ever read a Christmas recap you know that my favorite part of Christmas is my Dad reading Luke 2! He always reads past Baby Jesus, one year we made it to the Death, Burial and Resurrection. And i love it! It's always entertaining to see how far into Luke he will read until he realizes that we are grinning and giggling.
And it's awesome to see how much my Dad loves scripture that he will get so caught up in it and just read and read.
That being said. I am upset with my Dad. This year do you know how far he read? To Luke 2:14. That's right, ONLY 14 VERSES! I mean seriously! He quit and I said You're not done yet! Jesus hasn't been to the temple yet! He hasn't met Simeon! (I called him Enoch, but I meant Simeon) Simeon makes an appearance EVERY YEAR. I was quite upset. I still feel a little gypped. Not cool Dad, not cool.
Thanks to my slow camera I missed him tapping the top of Mom's head with his gift.
So as we were opening Presents my Dad got up, walked to the tree and then began pushing this large and heavy sounding thing, that was covered with a christmas tablecloth. He pushed it all the way into the room we were in. And then grabbed the corner of the tablecloth, and looked at me expectantly, to pull it off in a whoosh. I had NO CLUE what was going on! ha! When he went to pull it off, I actually leaned back! I was scared for some unknown reason! Much to my surprise he pulled it off and it was a super cute storage ottoman!!!! I have been wanting one for some time. I keep the toys for my waiting students/siblings in my living room. They have been in a trunk that was doing dual purpose as a coffee table, but it wasn't super nice and you couldn't sit on it. (even though they tried that, and standing. yikes) So I was STOKED to get this nice thing!
Look how pretty! And apparently i need to clean my camera!
And inside were more presents!!!!!!! This was one of my FAVORITE gifts I got this year! I have loved using it and it's sooo much more comfy to prop my feet up on than my old trunk!
Don't get excited. I took this picture to show off my Grandma's rings and how nice they looked with my festive red nails and then thought, oh great, can't show this on fb, people will think I finally found a man. No Worries. Still no Men, just a very nice manicure and my Grams rings. AND, a LAMINATOR! Do you see it there on the floor? You know you're a teacher when you 1. Ask for a Laminator for Christmas and 2. Go wild and crazy with excitement when you see you got one as a gift!!!
Another reason I didn't take many pics on Christmas Day. After presents and dinner I ditched the cute clothes and changed into my comfy t shirt and...
Leggings. That's right people, keepin it classy. My Parents have wood heat and let's just say it got a wee bit toasty at their house over my stay. Saturday I thought my SIL and myself were going to dissolve into sweat puddles. So. HOT.