We had a great time opening up gifts. I got a lot of awesome things - a tripod for my camera, a book, some clothes that I picked out for myself, an assortment of Burt's Bee's products, an iHome, and more things that I can't remember at the moment. From my dad I received an authentic Phillies jersey (#8 Victorino!) and a beautiful necklace, among other things. Em got me new hiking boots (!!!!) that I love and am currently wearing everywhere to try to break
them in. She also got me a chess set (I'm such a dork). I received the coolest and most beautiful bracelet ever from my cousin Meghan. Also, Em's mom got me a down blanket,
which I am very, very excited to use when I get back to Greensboro.
My favorite part of Christmas is surprising people with their gifts. This year Kels and I surprised my mom by doing her a stocking - and she LOVED it!!! It was so fun! I also got her new bath towels, a book, a purse, a framed photo of Kels and I, and some silicone bakewear that she wanted.
Oh - my mom's gift from Em ....
For those of you who thought it was an outdoor fireplace, you were correct! She was so insanely excited and surprised - she had NO idea what it was going to be. She loves the moons and stars in it. It's currently sitting in our garage in the box, but I think Em and I are going to surprise her tonight and put it together for her.
Back to Christmas Day- we went down to Chestertown to have dinner with my dad's side of the family. As always, drama drama drama. I won't even get into that on here.
Later that night we drove back home and slept here on Christmas night. All in all, it was a great day. A stressful one, but still fun and relaxing (sort of).
Tonight we are going into Philly for New Years Eve. I'm super pumped- Em is on her way down now. Then, tomorrow I leave for Deep Creek Lake, MD with my cousin's family. I went 2 years ago with them and it was great. This year, my mom and sister are coming so it will be even more fun!