Unwrapped and Happy

Christmas is over and the year is very quickly winding down.  I’m starting to think about my last few posts for this year where I plan to take a look at the goals I set for 2009 and set some new ones for 2010.  But, before I get into the serious end-of-the-year stuff, I thought I would take some time to share a little about my Christmas this year.

This was Baby Man’s second Christmas, and he was a little better able to understand what was going on.  Admittedly, he was more interested in running his big Mega Bloks truck into the presents under the tree, but by the time the gifts were just about all opened, he finally started to grok it.  When his 2nd birthday rolls around in just under a month, I think he will be opening all his gifts himself.

Baby Man was spoiled, of course, by Mom and Dad and by Grammy and Grampy.  He got lots of cars (which are his favourite things), including a little remote control car made just for little guys.

Baby Man and His Fire Truck

I was spoiled too.  My mom had the foresight to pick up some things for me back in June when my not-so-LNS in Hamilton closed.  So, I got three Victoria Sampler charts with the thread packs (M is for Mother, Harbour Village, and Heirloom Nativity, which also had fabric), two charts (Marjolein Bastin’s Watering Can and a Kat’s by Kelly chart) and a little ornament kit in my stocking along with a ball of that Mary Maxim sock yarn I like so much.  So, there is no way I will run out of things to stitch… well, ever, really. 🙂

My dad got me the weirdly cool AeroGarden 3, which I love.  It is set up in the kitchen, and its light is bright enough to light up nearly that whole room.  And my husband got me Alton Brown’s Good Eats: The Early Years, another favourite. (I’ve started a list of kitchen stuff I must now have.)

Everyone seemed happy with the knitted gifts I gave them.  Of course, I forgot to take pictures of most them.  Isn’t that always the way?  You forget to take pictures before the gifts are wrapped, and then forget to take pictures of them when they’ve been opened.  My mom did ask me to remove the ruffle I put on her Pfieffer Falls hooded scarf by Crafty Diversion, and I totally agreed with her.  Here is a bad picture of it with ruffle still on.

Pfieffer Falls by Crafty Diversion

Anyway, enough rambling about gifts.  I’m just happy that everyone seemed so happy with what they gave and received.  It was a good Christmas, and we all enjoyed the company so much.  It was especially nice because Baby Man is just so happy about everything.

As for the turkey dinner, well, we eventually ate at about 9:30.  Next year I am seriously considering Chinese take-out.

I do hope that every one of you had a wonderful Christmas, or just a wonderful day if you don’t celebrate it.  I read over 50 cross stitch blogs, and about another 15 knitting blogs.  I hardly ever post comments because, honestly, I don’t know what to say (even to the people I have actually met!).  But, I love reading about all of your projects and your families and pets and vacations and retreats and classes and whatever you choose to write about.  One of my goals in 2010 is to comment more to let you all know. 🙂

I hope you will all get a chance to put your feet up and cross stitch or knit or sew or whatever before the year ends.

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