We started celebrating on Thursday night by having over some exchange students and their families.
The next morning, the kids were excited to find "baby Jesus" wrapped in cloth and lying in the manger [my homemade cardboard manger...it worked out well!]...
On Sunday after church we went to Paul & Marilyn's for a play date. The kids rode snowmobiles around the yard and I stayed warm inside playing games. I discovered that I definitely should not play the game Blokus. ;) Games that are all strategy and have no random elements are not good for me (I prefer Sequence, Uno, Gin Rummy, word games, or social games such as Apples to Apples)! I'm such a sore loser. Mitch got the driveway shoveled out on Monday when I left to do my weekly shopping and run errands. That brings us up to today, Tuesday! The rest of our week is full of appointments (dentist, doctor, chiropractor)...it's a good opportunity to get caught up. We are hoping to celebrate the New Year with friends. Kathi is off to the cities for a Campus Crusade for Christ convention.
Oh, one more thing before I go. Mitch and I exchanged gifts too. He surprised me with an ipod touch (64 gb, 3rd generation) that he scored (gently used) on ebay. I surprised him with a camera of his very own that I got for a great price on Amazon. I found a good website that reviews the cameras I was looking for (lower-end point-and-shoot cameras): http://www.digitalcamera-hq.com/. I was specifically looking for something small, less than $150, with good reviews, and easy to use. I ended up purchasing the Panasonic DMC-FH1, but my second choices were the Panasonic DMC-FH20 or the Canon Powershot SD1300 IS. It was REALLY hard to choose! In the end, price won me over. I got the FH1 for a mere $89. :) I think he likes it. I know I love the ipod touch. Yikes--my productivity level just plummeted. :)
I hope your Christmas was equally wonderful!!