Wednesday, December 26, 2007

A Very Merry Christmas Indeed

Well I gotta say, that was just about the best Christmas Jason and I have ever least in awhile. So many details......I'm going to just tone it a bit down since it's the day after Christmas and well I don't want to blog that much.

Over the weekend we went to Jason's parents house which was nice as always. On Sunday there was a party for Jason's grandfathers 90th (90!) birthday party. Jason's mom and her siblings threw a very nice party for their dad. Lots of food, and cake and cookies (which I brought..which everyone *loved*) and good times. It's always good to see everyone and a nice time was had by all.

On Christmas Eve I made a big dinner including my first attempt at making my own cabbage rolls. They didn't come out like my Ukrainian grandmother's or her sisters, but it was my first time. I also made a roast, mashed potatoes. Then I got some periogis and Borscht at the Ukrainian deli next door. Jason and I set out our china and ate on that while listening to Diana Krall's holiday album. It was just a really really nice evening. We topped it off with hot chocolate, cookies and the best Christmas movie of all time...White Christmas.

On Christmas morning we got up at 6am (ok ok..only because I set an alarm...leave me alone. I like presents) and like two little kids barreled through the stack of presents under the tree. My parents had sent stuff in and then we had gifts from each other. We maxed out getting all kinds of awesome stuff like, Guitar Hero III, Super Mario Galaxy, a post card printer, and the best of all...Jason got me a holiday package of tickets to Blackhawks games. So we have season ticket type things for 5 games this winter. The package came with a signed hockey puck by the Blackhawks new kid, Kane. I'm really excited because I love watching hockey live and I think being able to go to more than one game will also be able to understand it a bit better.

Around 10am, Mike & Barb came over and we then proceeded to play Guitar Hero III until we absolutely had to leave to go to my stepmom's sisters house. Wow is that game addicting and super super fun.

Christmas evening was really fun. I talked to my cousin about his upcoming wedding. They are having the reception where Jason and I got married and so that's exciting since it was a really fun place. We played games and opened presents and it was a very merry time all around.

Unfortunately, Jason had to go to work today....but I don't and so I learned how to play Super Mario Galaxy which is really fun and watched Gremlins (a stocking stuffer for Jason). I am meeting him downtown at Macy's tonigjt. Jason's parents gave us a very generous gift card (thanks again!) and so we are going to go look around and try and decide what to get with it.

So Merry Christmas to everyone. Thank you to all the friends and family that made this holiday one of the best these two kids have ever seen.


Runner Susan said...

Merry Christmas to you guys!

Firefly's Running said...

Merry Christmas, Leah. Sounds like a great Christmas.

Scott said...

Nice going on making a great Christmas happen!

Triseverance said...

Happy Christmas! Glad you had a good one. I need to try this Wii thing. My kids asked for it but we decided against it. Oh yea and happy new year and all that jazz.

Running Jayhawk said...

We had a blast! Thanks for inviting us over :)