Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Inevitable: Christmas Recap

I suppose it's time to do a "Christmas Recap" for you all. I didn't take many pictures though. Except for puppy. We took her picture lots.

On Christmas Eve we went to my parents house. I dropped Copper off to stay with my mom while my sister, my dad, my grandparents and I went to church. I always say Christmas Eve mass is my favorite. Until I get there and realize it's full of screaming babies and sick people who don't cover their mouths when they sneeze or cough and then try to shake your hand. Ugh. It's kinda hard to concentrate on what's going on during mass when you can barely hear over all the babies and sick people. And I got stuck sitting behind the tallest people there, so I couldn't really see either. Did I mention it was packed? No fun.

Once church was finally over we went back to my parents house. Dinner was mostaccioli, roast beef, salad, veggies, and potato casserole and I don't know what else. I only had the pasta, salad, and potatoes. But it was all delicious. After dinner we dug into the cookies. Not long after that we started opening presents.

We bought my dad moose mugs (like the ones in Christmas Vacation). Those were probably my favorite thing of the night :) We bought my mom a new sweater and got my sister Bridesmaids on dvd. I got a couple scarves, a new necklace, a new tervis cup that Chris isn't allowed to use (hehe) and two new books: Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina. I've got a lot of reading I need to start doing.

Chris got a couple Cardinals coffee mugs and a 2011 World Series iPhone case. Oh and he got double stuff oreos because I'm so mean and won't let him buy them. Whatever. :p

We also got a ton of tupperware and some gift cards. We got one for JC Penney (that's the only decent store in Farmington), one for Buffalo Wild Wings, and one for iTunes.

We drove home later that night. Copper doesn't seem to like car rides--even when you're holding her. She whined on and off most of the way home (and all of the way there).

When we got home, Chris decided it was time for us to open our presents because it was after midnight, so it was already Christmas and he didn't want to wait until morning.

I got him the new Cardinals Saturday jersey. And he got me How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the Dr. Seuss version) and The Great Mouse Detective. And tickets to go see Wicked at the Fox next weekend! (He spent over our limit, but said his ticket didn't count as part of my "present.")

The next morning I woke up to breakfast in bed. Chris made me fried eggs and toast. So Copper snuggled with us while I ate breakfast.

Later we went to Chris's parents' house for brunch. On the way there, Chris put Copper on the floor of the car and she ended up sleeping almost the whole way there. Yay! Unfortunately the puppies didn't get along as well as we'd hoped :( They were just a little too big to play with her I think. And she peed in the house a couple times too. So that was frustrating. She did finally pee outside before we left to go home, thank goodness!

Brunch was delicious. I'm not even sure what everything was...there were cinnamon rolls, and a casserole, and fruit. I don't know what else, but it was all good. Shortly after we opened presents. We got his mom a new pair of flats and the Back to the Future trilogy and we got his dad a blueray player.

Chris got new dress shoes and some shirts and I got a new Vera purse and wallet :) We also got Apple TV. And more gift cards--iTunes, Applebees, Subway, Wendy, and Mcds I think.

Copper slept the whole way home. Thankfully. When we got home Chris set up the Apple TV and I made dinner. I made spaghetti squash with chicken, peas, and alfredo sauce, and some garlic bread. It turned out pretty good.

The Apple TV is awesome. The only problem is our internet. Apparently we have a "data allowance" which we had already gone over for the month, so we couldn't get Netflix to work. This internet situation pisses me off more and more every single day. Data allowance? Isn't that how most data plans with cell phone companies work? My home internet should not.

So while the Apple TV will be awesome, it's kind of useless right now since we mainly got it to watch Netflix and we can't. It's also frustrating that I'm paying $60.00 a month for internet, plus $8.00 a month for Netflix and I can't watch Netflix because of this "data allowance" bullshit.

I swear the second Charter or AT&T becomes available, I will pay whatever fees I have to to get rid of HughesNet and get something better. It is the worst internet service I have ever had.

So aside from the internet issue and the puppy peeing in the house, Christmas was wonderful. I hope you all had a fantastic one as well!