Since my company was open on Christmas Eve, they offered us “Festive Day”. I took that as “Sorry-you-have-to-work-today-we-will-try-to-act-like-we-care” Day. I dubbed it Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Bill kinda got the idea. We’ll try for more participants next year.
I headed to the parents house on Christmas Day for our usual celebration with my brother’s family. This was my first time seeing my newest niece Kayla. I am still not a baby person, but I was taken by her cuteness, until she started crying then couldn’t get away fast enough. She was very good most of the time just hanging out sucking on her knuckles or yours if you were close enough. Here we are in our matching hats.
Everyone enjoyed lunch and some Christmas songs by Reagan and Sydney that they had learned from their Christian based schools. After Sydney’s performance about Baby Jesus’s birthday my Mom announces that her little girl will now sing a song for the group. I started singing “99 bottles of beer on the wall… 99 bottles of beer”. I thought my Dad was going to choke he was laughing so hard.
We opened some presents and I got the one thing I’ve been dying to see. I saved all my community event cotton t-shirts for the past 2 years and had my mom put them together as a quilt. It’s awesome and will certainly be used! I already have a whole other tub full of more shirts, so I’ll have to come up with something new for those. We all laid around for a bit before it was time to head to my cousin’s house for a reunion with my Mom’s side of the family.
The day after Christmas was low key and the Fuller ladies just played with the girls and their new toys. Next time I’ll see them, we’ll be swooshing down some slopes in Colorado.