Because It’s Christmas

Blogging during Christmas celebration? You betcha.

Here I am at my parents’ house, in the middle of our gathering, blogging while we watch old videos of past Christmases. It’s so low-key and nice. I totally dig it.

We’ve had a very nice holiday season. We had a celebration on Friday night with my brother, Andrew and his girlfriend, Crystal. They came in from San Francisco but because she’s a flight attendant, she had to work Christmas,so they came out early to be with us.

Can I just say that I really like her? It’s not an easy thing to hold your own with our family, but she totally can. Plus, she’s super pretty. Like, crazy, super pretty. I hope Andrew hangs on to her.

I got one thing that I’m really happy about. I’ve talked before about my favorite podcast, The Steve Dahl show. My mom got me a one-year subscription, so I don’t have to worry about whether or not I have the $9.99 in my account every month. I’m so thrilled!

This morning, we had the kids’ celebration. Santa brought an iPod Touch for Maggie, a PS3 for Steven, a VTech tablet for Henry and a wooden train set for William. Maggie & Steven got up at 7 and we did their stuff and I went back to sleep. Then Henry woke up, so I took him down to see his presents. Then I went back to sleep until William woke up at 11:30. He came out of bed and stood at the top of the stairs and said, “…trains!!!!” Too cute.