Christmas presents came too early...

By Toni
@toniganzon (41103)
Philippines
November 30, 2017 5:27pm CST
Family we haven't seen for more than 10 years arrived yesterday and it was so nice to be reunited with them once again. We had a dinner for about 20 people and we went shopping at the mall. My son had a blast and got three shopping bags full of his favorite brand of clothing (teens!). He really wanted to go on a shopping spree with his grandma and they did without limits! It's fun being reunited with family members and I'm just happy to see all of them again. But of course I got my Christmas presents this early too! It's December first here already and Christmas is in the air!
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15 responses
• Peoria, Arizona
1 Dec
That is so awesome! I'm sure it was a blast and great to see family. 10 years is a long time! Happy you had a great time!
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@toniganzon (41103)
• Philippines
1 Dec
Indeed 10 years is a very long time. So we were really excited yesterday while waiting for them at the airport.
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• Peoria, Arizona
1 Dec
@toniganzon I have family that I haven't seen in ages but we are still waiting to see them, they were supposed to come down this year but didn't get a chance.
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@toniganzon (41103)
• Philippines
2 Dec
@DesirousDreamer Oh, I hope they get to visit you soon.
@LadyDuck (122389)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
What a shame to open the Christmas presents so much in advance, you will miss the magic of opening the gifts the day of Christmas under the tree.
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@toniganzon (41103)
• Philippines
2 Dec
They weren't wrapped at all. We don't usually celebrate Christmas.
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@LadyDuck (122389)
• Switzerland
2 Dec
@toniganzon I see, we did until a couple of years ago. Now we stay at home and we do not exchange gifts with my husband.
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@toniganzon (41103)
• Philippines
2 Dec
@LadyDuck We don't exchange gifts on Christmas Eve. Whenever we meet our families we haven't seen for a long time, we always have gifts for each other and it doesn't have to be Christmas.
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@Happy2BeMe (69867)
• Canada
1 Dec
That is wonderful. Always nice to reconnect with family.
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@toniganzon (41103)
• Philippines
1 Dec
So true especially those we haven't seen for over 10 years.
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@Happy2BeMe (69867)
• Canada
1 Dec
@toniganzon yes that is a long time.
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@sharon6345 (101950)
• United States
30 Nov
Yes it's very nice this time of year.
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@toniganzon (41103)
• Philippines
30 Nov
Indeed. I don't really like Christmas that much but this year I know it's going to be different.
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@sharon6345 (101950)
• United States
30 Nov
@toniganzon I love it too much.
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@ridingbet (38053)
• Philippines
1 Dec
happy Christmas to you and your family. this season is a joyous event for us, especially Filipinos. although my parents are gone to have their Christmas up there in Heaven and we sibling are left here, i am certain that our parents are happy for us, watching over us all as successful as they wish us to be.
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@yanzalong (8867)
• Indonesia
1 Dec
How happy you are! Very happy reunion.
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@toniganzon (41103)
• Philippines
1 Dec
Indeed. thanks.
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@ilocosboy (33293)
• Philippines
1 Dec
Congratulations for that, wow I can feel the happyness in your heart.
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@toniganzon (41103)
• Philippines
1 Dec
Yeah it's nice to be complete.
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@andriaperry (33265)
• Anniston, Alabama
1 Dec
Its always nice when family comes that you miss and hav not seen in a while.
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@toniganzon (41103)
• Philippines
1 Dec
True. I haven't seen some of them for more than 10 years.
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@maezee (27857)
• United States
1 Dec
Glad you were able to spend some time with your family!
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@toniganzon (41103)
• Philippines
1 Dec
We have two weeks to spend time with each other.
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Nov
Your son would be thrilled with all his presents. It's great to reunite with family members isn't it?
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@toniganzon (41103)
• Philippines
30 Nov
Oh yes it is, Other than the things he already received that his aunt and grandma brought, he still insisted on shopping for more! He's the first grandchild and his aunt helped took care of him when he was still a baby.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
1 Dec
nothing like some early Christmas presents! It is now Ist December here too. But I still have to get into the Christmas spirit.
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@toniganzon (41103)
• Philippines
2 Dec
When family's home it's always like Christmas with all the presents though it isn't the Christmas season. We always have presents for each other when we get together.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
2 Dec
@toniganzon , that is so nice for you, we only get together with family closer to or on Christmas day.
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@toniganzon (41103)
• Philippines
2 Dec
@bluesa they were given only two weeks vacation from their work so they’ll be going back to New Jersey on the 14th. They won’t be here on Christmas.
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@AmbiePam (46228)
• United States
2 Dec
That sounds great. I bet every person had a good time!
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@toniganzon (41103)
• Philippines
3 Dec
Oh everybody did and we still are having a good time till they go back to New Jersey on the 14th.
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• Philippines
2 Dec
We haven't had any thing like that yet and mom's involved with so many of her colleagues. Specially that there is a christmas events they have in the organization.
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@toniganzon (41103)
• Philippines
2 Dec
Whenever we're at the mall it's always like Christmas coz we do buy lots of things.
@shaggin (26964)
• United States
1 Dec
Glad you all had a great time! Your son sure sounds he got lucky getting so many clothes! My daughter would be so happy in his shoes!
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@toniganzon (41103)
• Philippines
2 Dec
My son usually get what he wants.
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@jstory07 (57921)
• Roseburg, Oregon
1 Dec
I bet you were really excited to see your family after all those years.
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@toniganzon (41103)
• Philippines
2 Dec
OH yes, it has been a long time and we are going on a family trip on December 4th. I will be tan this December.