Merry Christmas to All and To All a Good Night

@dorannmwin (36683)
United States
December 24, 2009 11:30pm CST
I just wanted to say Merry Christmas to all of my friends and family here on mylot. I'm so excited to wake up in the morning and see what our children think of all the treasures that they will be receiving. I know that despite the fact that I wasn't able to afford as much for them for Christmas this year they are going to have a great Christmas because 1) This is our first Christmas in our own house. 2) I've got a good assortment of gifts for them even though none of them were really expensive. 3) They get to spend Christmas day with all of the people that they love. So, how do you plan to spend you holiday? How do/have your children reacted to the gifts that they've received?
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@bingchen (1126)
• China
28 Dec 09
i have planed to visit my husband's family.i could not visit his family and his family want to see me.so i decided to go with him at christmas.during the time of his family.i find that his family would be happy to see my coming and have dinner with them.
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
28 Dec 09
I am so happy to hear that this turned out well for you. I hope that you are able to build a very meaningful relationship with your husband's family.
@much2say (34647)
• United States
27 Dec 09
Merry belated Christmas, dorannmwin - to you and your family! Well, on Christmas Eve, my little one was so excited that Santa was coming and she wanted to greet him with a hi when he came - hee hee. The funny thing is, I didn't think she actually believed in Santa Clause!! In the morning, she found the gifts that Santa mommy had placed there after everyone went sleep. She was so happy - and I was relieved that she wasn't angry that she didn't get to see Santa - phew! We didn't get any expensive gifts either - but she is still to young to realize that. Ultimately daddy was woken up and she gladly passed out the presents and we all had a lovely morning!! Then we went to my parent's house. My sister and boyfriend had made a scrumptious breakfast for everyone . . . and then we opened gifts. The cool thing was we all exchanged handmade gifts. In the early evening we went to my husband's parent's house for dinner. We said no gifts, but MIL could not resist and she bought gifts for everyone anyway. Afterwards we drove by a local neighborhood that had massive lights (looked like Vegas!) and that was pretty exciting for my daughter! Next year, it'll be neat when our son will be more aware of "Christmas" as he'll be a year old then. It'll be fun to see how the kids will react to the holiday together!
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
27 Dec 09
Seeing the children react to the holiday together is a very neat thing. This year has been my favorite to date because my son being three years old now as so aware of everything that was going on. He loved seeing the Christmas lights throughout the city and he loved opening his gifts and of course, he hasn't stopped riding his new scooter through the house since Christmas morning.
@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
All many things to be grateful for my do. We spent Christmas Eve at my father in laws, the children enjoyed the boxes more then the toys. Today we are going to go to my Mother in Laws, and tomorrow my Mother and Dad are going to come to our house for a whole week. It should be interesting to see how it all plays out. Have a Very Merry Christmas, and my gratitude and Love fill your home. Cheers.
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
26 Dec 09
Hopefully your parents visit goes smoothly for you. Merry belated Christmas and a very happy New Year.
• United States
25 Dec 09
That's the most fun out of Christmas is to see the kids react. We are hanging out at home and then eating a late lunch w/ the in-laws & that's weather permitting. If we don't get to go anywhere that'll be ok the kids will have plenty to keep themselves occupied with ;0)
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
26 Dec 09
You are right, the kids always have plenty of things to keep themselves occupied with at Christmas and other than the real reason for the season, it is children that really make Christmas.
@musicman6 (2368)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Merry Christmas to you and your family also, dorannmwin,! for me this Christmas will be different, it will be the first Christmas without my mother, she passed away in October this year! right now it's just me and my Dad, I'm taking care of him now!
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
26 Dec 09
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss this year. I imagine that Christmas was very different this year for you. And, unfortunately, it will never be the same for you again. I lost my father when I was fourteen years old and Christmas lost it's magic that very same year. It is now starting to come back because I have children of my own but there is always an empty place to me at Christmas.