We actually got to sleep in today! Can you start Christmas Eve any better than that? And then to get a Mike's 50% off coupon in the paper, so of course I had to go there after breakfast. They had fantastic sales on the Christmas items. I picked up a gingerbread house kit to make with the kids when we go out to KS in the spring.
Charlie came by, and during his visit we learned that his Christmas plans had changed also, so we invited him and C to come over for dinner tomorrow. That will make the day feel more like Christmas! But we planned on getting him and C a gift during our trip, and since that got changed and instead of coming over for New Year's to exchange gifts we needed to get something NOW!
Jim called mom's house this morning to 'Spread the love' and we got to talk to my neice JJ, my daughter Jamie, granddaughter Kayden and grandson Jon. Kayd is so cute and sweet, she doesn't talk much but she said 'I love you grandma Julie' Ahhhhhhhh and said hi to Sally. I swear Jon has aged 5 years in the last few months! He sounds so much older than 6. When he is done talking...he is done...'Ok I am going to let you go now' *LOL* He can be talking your leg off and all of a sudden he says that. Loved talking to JJ, it has been so long since I talked to or have seen her. Jamie said she was taking lots of pics for me. I love it!
After getting the stuffing made and the bird stuffed, Jim and I went out in search of an Applebee's gift card. Not wanting to drive clear across town to get one we go to Staters...nothing, so on to Vons..nothing! Walmart here we come! Only to find out they are *gasp* CLOSED! What now? We see Steer and Stein is open and knowing they like to eat there, we decide to get a GC for each of them there. Thank goodness they were open!
OMG the food smelled soooo good, but we had to get home so I could make dinner since Jo wasn't with us. Here it is coming upon 7:30, I'm searching for something to make that is fast, so I throw on a couple HB patties and go to make a box of Pasta Roni...quick and easy! Right? Wrong! *L* I dump everything in the pan only to find out there are bugs in the pasta!!! Uggggggg gotta dump it all and start over, so I just make buttered noodles. I gotta stop buying that crap, because 9 times out of 10 there have been bugs in it! During all this I am making No Bake Cookies, because C told me those were his fav, I figure I will throw them in with his GC. They are quick and easy too, and I figure I will get them done before Jo even sees I am making them. WRONG again! Uggg Double ugg!!!! She of course has to come see what I am doing and gives me a hard time because I am making 'MORE cookies???' I wanted to tell her to go sit on the couch and leave me alone! But she had to watch everything I did then and chuckle the whole time, asking me if I knew what I was doing, because these are no bake cookies and she had never heard of them. No, I don't have a clue what I am doing! Once they are done, I give her a piece and she finds out they are really good!
Madi and Jenny called tonight also, so Madi could thank us for her DVD player. Jim had her totally stumped this year! *L* We will get to talk to the other kids the day after Christmas when Jenny gets them back from thier dad and they open the gifts we sent.
Then the girls need a bath. They look so pretty and shiney now and smell so good! Tomorrow they get their humongous bones we got them for Christmas.
Oh and here is a magnet I made for my cousin Tina, I don't have a pic of the one I made for Brit because somehow it got deleted off my camera..haven't figured out how I did that one, and I have a couple more that I will take pics of later. Thanks for the inspiration Abby!!! Anyway, here is my T!
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