Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Christmas Day in West Virginia

Christmas morning we woke up to tons of presents from Santa! I don't know about your households but Santa still makes a stop at our house. I got some really great gifts this year. Thanks Santa (Mom)! My mom also got a gift from Santa... An Origami Owl necklace!
I got dressed and wore my new winter tights for the occasion...
The last couple of years my family has been doing a Christmas breakfast. We all gather bright and early at my grandmother's house, eat a huge breakfast, exchange and open presents. It's always a lot of fun and definitely filling. We also take our famous family couch photo during this time. This year was no different.

I can't believe how big baby Olivia is getting! I mean granted she's now one year old but still! She's walking and kinda talking! She also gives a good blue steel look too!
In addition to getting real gifts, a few of my family members also give each other kinda like white elephant/gag gifts. This year my uncle Kenneth got the best gift. It's a book called, I Could Pee On This. Why was this the best gift? Oh because he hates cats. Plus it's an entire book of poetry written from a cats perspective. HILARIOUS! He started reading some of them out loud and all of us were dying laughing. Here's an excerpt from one...
I Could Pee On This
Her new sweater doesn't smell of me
I could pee on that                               
She's gone out for the day and
                           left her laptop on the counter
I could pee on that                     
Her new boyfriend just pushed
my head away
I could pee on him                     
She's ignoring me ignoring her
I could pee everywhere             
She's making up for it                
                   by putting me on her lap
I could pee on this                     
I could pee on this                     

Pure genius! I mean who would think up something like this and then actually sell it! Like it's an actual book you can buy on Amazon! It definitely made us laugh Christmas morning.

Once we were done eating breakfast and exchanging gifts, my mom and I went back to the house to spend time with Shayne and Josh. Plus we had a ham to get ready for a Christmas dinner for the four of us. This is what Christmas day looked like...
The rest of the day was spent watching Christmas movies, getting the food ready and enjoying our new gifts. Sadly, Josh came down with a major stomach bug that day and couldn't enjoy any of the food. He was able to eat leftovers the next day though. Poor guy! He's much better now. 

I was so happy to be able to go home and spend time with my family for the holidays. I missed them before I got there but now that I'm back in California, I miss them even more. I don't know what this year will hold for me but I'm glad I was able to ring in the new year with them in West Virginia.


Unknown said...

That's so great that you were able to go home for Christmas! I'm glad I'm not the only one who just blogged Christmas, haha. It looks like you got to see your family and have a great time with them. I love the tights.

Jennifer said...

Love those tights!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Sounds like you had a pretty great Christmas! Love the tights :)

And I may have to get that book for my friend haha!

Why Girls Are Weird said...

That poem is pure awesome and SO TRUE lol.

shopgirl said...

Your family sounds so wonderful JMO! I'm glad you had an amazing Christmas and thank you for sharing your stories with us.

p.s. cute tights!


shopgirl said...

Hey JMO! I left a comment already but I'm not sure if it got deleted, so I'll just write briefly and say, thank you for sharing your wonderful family Christmas moments with us. Your family sounds amazing! Lucky Girl!


Kristin said...

did your mom love it? :)

Amber said...

Oh I love those tights! Great Christmas pics, y'all look so happy! :)