-A cute headband
-A cute hat
-A cute hat
-Two pair of Christmas socks
-A red scarf
-Giant Mr. Goodbar
From my cousin Brenda:
-A recipe book of my late grandmother's handwritten recipes
-A ceramic mug plate
-A half apron
-A recipe book of appetizers
-A Relaxation Fountain
-A really cute mini easel and canvas with a bead bracelet
-Lots of cuss words and hostility and violence and drug addiction and drama
From my parents:
-An arm band for my iPod
-Newest Radiohead album
-Lots of candy (dark Dove chocolate, dark chocolate with almonds, 60% Ghirardelli squares, candy cane Kisses, Holiday Tic Tacs)
-Petit Ecolier cookies
-Bahama & Co. Scented necklace
-$10 Target gift card
-A darling black coat
-A makeup bag and Clinique makeup
-New white robe
-Sports bra and new workout clothes
-Palm tree "I'd rather be at the beach" license plate frames
-Christmas classics DVDs (Rudolph, Frosty, Santa Claus, etc.)
-Christmas Carol DVD
From my grandpa Gabe:
-Card and money
From my grandparents:
My family all liked the presents I made them--Message frames to promote kind words and love in the house, and heated rice bags scented like lavender vanilla.
Jev and I made leftover ham and eggs and toast for breakfast.
I posted the frames up on everyone's doors.
Mom and I went to church. The talks were really good.
Then I spent the day cleaning the dining room and family room for dinner. I also helped mom with some of the pie stuff. The house looks good and hopefully the pies taste good.
I'd rather forget about the less-than-positive aspects of this Christmas day, suffice it to say it was drug related and has pushed my family beyond what any family deserves to experience.
I will hope that this clean house, yummy food, and company later will make it a little better. I do hope your Christmas was at least a little merrier than my family's.