It started out a little crazy for me! One of my best friends called me 2 days before Christmas with bad news. She lives in Chicago and couln'dt get a ride back home to Cincinnati for Christmas. All of the bus tickets were sold out as well as rental cars. Flights were too expensive for coming home just for a few days. I couldn't let my bff sit alone on Christmas! That's just not fair to anyone! So another one of our friends and I decided to drive to Chicago to get her! We got about an hour or so into our trip and the weather started to get bad. We were bound and determined to get to Chicago, so we were extremely careful. I had left my house at 11am that morning, needless to say, we didn't get to Chicago until 10pm. A 6 hour trip one way turned into an 11 hour trip! I didn't realize that the winter storm was as bad as it was! Finally when we got to Chicago, we got Amanda, and turned around aand headed home! We made a pit stop at Steak & Shake for some late night dinner.
We finally made it to Cincinnati at about 7am. I didn't get home until around 9am, so a 22 hour car ride for me! It didn't matter though, because I did a good deed and I also got my best friend home to her family for Christmas!
Once I got home and slept for a little bit, I woke up and headed to my mother in law's with Reagan for Christmas Eve dinner. Adam was coming from his job in northern Ohio so he decided to just meet us there. Reagan sure was happy to see him!
After dinner, we all got togehter and opened gifts. It was fun to see the kids opening their gifts. They were all so excited! Once all of the gifts were opened, we watched A Christmas Story and then went to bed.
The next morning, we went to my father in law's. My husband was in for a surprise. I had him to help Reagan open her presents, he didn't know, but one of her presents that was wrapped was actually his big gift from me. He asked for a gun for Christmas, but didn't think he would get one because I'm not one to buy stuff like that. I decided that since he does so much for Reagan and myself, that he deserves soemthing that he wants. He was very surprised when he opened his gift! Even though at first he was confused because it said "To Reagan." I didn't get a picture of him opening the gun, my camera died right before he opened it. I did however get pics of it on my sister in laws camera, but I just don't have those yet.
I know when I was little, Christmas was all about getting cool gifts. Now it is about so much more. Being with family and friends means the most to me, especially during the holidays. Christmas isn't about what gifts you get, it's about who you get to spend it with. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!