I can’t believe Vishnu and I have been in Atlanta for five days already. Time is flying (as usual)! We are currently hanging out at his parent’s house. Fun times with the in-laws!
Like I said in my last post, we didn’t really “celebrate” Christmas yesterday, but we did get each other fun presents. And now that I think about it…we only brought back the gift exchange tradition last year. The last time we had a tree with presents under it was probably 16 years ago. I don’t know why we stopped, but I think it’s safe to say that everyone is glad we brought it back. Even my silly husband who repeatedly told my parents and sister that he didn’t want any presents. My dad managed to capture all of the “Christmas 2012” fun on video. I tend to get a little impatient when the set up is happening but love watching the footage afterwards. We are a crazy bunch!
I was a little shocked with what I received this year. Like I said, we usually get each other a bunch of silly trinkets and one normal gift. Well, this year my normal gift came in the form of this…
I was absolutely shocked that my parents and sister bought me (and Vishnu) this! I mentioned a long time ago that I really wanted to buy a blender like this but needed to save up a bit first. Well, my family decided to do the buying for me. They even came up with an elaborate story to get me to bring my Ninja home. I was told that my sister wanted to try it out so that she could figure out if she wanted it for herself. Little did I know that I was asked to bring it home for my sister since I would be taking the Blendtec back with me to Florida. Tricky tricky! Christmas 2012 turned out to be as great as Christmas 1990, except this time my “Nintendo” was an awesome blender and my first reaction was more shock versus pure excitement. No worries though, I am VERY excited to start using my new toy! I’ve already bookmarked a ton of recipes in the Blendtec cookbook.
Other gifts included a robe, a tube of mascara and my favorite chapstick. 🙂
Later in the day we headed over the Vishnu’s house for Christmas part two. His parents got me a purse and a cute dress! Niel, Vishnu’s brother, got me an organic granola kit (he knows me so well). And Vishnu got me a pair of Armani aviator sunglasses. Very stylish!
As we were sitting around the dinner table last night (both my family and Vishnu’s), I felt SO lucky. I have been blessed with two amazing and loving families. Everyone is healthy and happy. And while nothing is ever perfect, we have so much to be thankful for. 2012 was good to us.
And here’s to a wonderful 2013 from my family to yours!!
Love these two!
Me and V 🙂
Tell me about your holidays – fun presents, stories, etc…share away!