Christmas 2011 brings a new twist

After several Christmases with rough, sleepless nights, early wake-ups and an exhausted day, things went differently this year. This evening, right around 7:30 we all piled into the car to go to 7-11 and when we got home all the presents had been delivered!

Yay! We might as well open them now right?

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We bought a giant roll of two-sided wrapping paper from Costco in 2006 and have been almost exclusively using it since. After wrapping ALL of this year’s gifts we finally finished the roll. That is SEVEN Christmases on the same roll of paper. I confirmed this by looking back at Christmas tree photos on my blog back that far….yep, the same paper every year. Ha!

I hope Costco hasn’t gone cheapo with their wrapping paper because we’ll buy another for sure.

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Ah, the flurry of gift time…

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They each got “gaming (texting/podster/fingerless) mitts” hand-knit by mom.


The loot, minus the sibling gifts that were under the downstairs tree waiting to be opened next.

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Jason got a fancy gaming keyboard. My gift wasn’t finished in time for Christmas but I’m super excited to get it when it is. It’s a custom, hand-made knitting needle organizer and matching knitting bag. It’s going to be gorgeous!

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It never seems like we get them that much stuff but then I see it all on the table like this. Crikey!

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Simon is our kid most effected (right now) by commercials. He had to have these Socker Boppers. I love how he really tried to lay into Jason. He’s still our little guy:)

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What a great Christmas! Now we can enjoy our night, sleep well, relax tomorrow while they play with their toys. I can leisurely make cookies for our dinner with friends. Change is good!

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