It has been a while since my last entry. Like we missed Thanksgiving but don’t worry I ate my fare share of turkey to write a whole blog full.
So today is Christmas Day or at least it is when I am writing this. This year was amazing. I am not usually the one jump on the Christmas bandwagon but this year was a little different. This year I found myself getting excited for my kids to open their gifts and for my wife to smile as she is filled with joy this time of year.
This year I want to do something special for my family. So for my girls i bought them a swing set and a Frozen Jeep Wrangler. Although the construction of the swing set took all of Christmas Eve to build, I was able to get it done with a HUGE thanks from my brother in law, Spencer and friend Sara. It took up most of my Christmas Eve but we made it work.
Finally the big day came and my wife and I were more excited then our kids. We had to wake our oldest up. When they came down K-Dub went over to their Frozen Jeep Wrangler and hopped in. After almost crashing in to the couch, we decided to wait until daylight to take the Jeep outside. Soon it was time to open presents and my girls wasted no time. Wrapping paper flew through the air and screams of excitement roared through my living room.
When it came time to exchange gifts between my wife and I was beyond excited cause I knew there was some pretty cool stuff under that tree for her. First, I got her an Apple Watch cause I know she was wanting one, a diamond ring from the girls, a new straighter for her hair, and a stand up mirror. She was very surprised.
What my wife got me was one of the most thoughtful things she had ever done. She got me a “Best Dad Ever” mug, a new MacBook Pro for blogging, a wallet, and what I consider the most thoughtful gift she could have ever given me. As this was the first Christmas without my mom, which was hard but I managed to hide it very well. The last gift made me cry as I was full of emotion.
I think it is safe to say she knocked it out of the park in the gift category.
It was finally time to reveal the big surprise to our kids and I think they were very much surprised.
All and all I think Christmas was a success. My wife and I were exhausted by the end of the day and with a little help from a bottle of our favorite wine, we sleep so good.
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas from our little family to yours.