One tradition at my dad's AND at my mom's is to stick as much ribbons and bows on and around our heads as we open presents. Wheeee!
This year, I had a lot of reasons to stick a bow on my head as I was spoiled rotten. ROTTEN!
I got a few lovely cards with some money inside (Thanks Dad, step-mom and grandma!)
Dad also gave me an OXO Good Grip garlic press and a Nano
Jérémy and Jessica gave me this awesome framed iron-on transfer. It's vintage and I want to marry it.
Andréanne from work gave me this ridiculously cool old record:
My mom gave me a super deluxe fitted sheet, a Koziol tape dispenser, a T-Fal non-stick frying pan, fancy chocolate bar and lavender hand wash. Bro gave me a kickass book about modern movie posters and step-mom gave me the OXO Good Grips spoon set.
Audrey brought me back some delicious looking vinegars from Germany and mom had some stamps made WITH A PICTURE OF ME AT THE FARNSWORTH HOUSE!!! Sorry for yelling, but she is deviously cool, that mom of mine.
Audrey also gave me cookies, hot chocolate mix and limoncello - ALL homemade. Yum.
And I rescued this creature from atop the Christmas bûche
But the biggest gifts of all were :
Spending one more Christmas with my grandmother...
Watching my dad smile as he opened his gifts...
Drinking expensive French champagne in kookoo cheap souvenir glasses (Hey, look at that, they are making more for 2010)
Cooking Au pied de cochon ragoût with mom
And watching a new generation enjoy the simple pleasures that being with family brings.
What did you enjoy the most this Christmas?
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