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My Favorite Christmas Gift Ever

Peter and I aren’t very materialistic people. When it comes to gifts, we don’t feel the need to spend a week’s paycheck. For any occasion I can usually expect a couple bottles of wine or pina colada mix. And he can usually expect some sort of musical accessory or maybe some exotic flavored jerky. But this year Peter got me the best gift, and it didn’t cost a dime.

Us back in July… because I don’t have a picture of us watching Friends together but I like to put pictures in my posts!

In the over 6 years we’ve been together I’ve always joked that our biggest obstacle we have to constantly work on is his poor taste in television shows. My 5 favorite shows of all time are Friends, Will and Grace, I Love Lucy, Boy Meets World and the Golden Girls. Of those he can only stomach I Love Lucy. I have always firmly believed that if he gave Friends and Will and Grace a chance, he would like them. I likely only love Boy Meets World and Golden Girls to due to my fond memories watching them in my youth, but the others I believe are great entertainment for all.

This Christmas in my stocking Peter wrote me a note promising to watch every single episode of Friends with me. I was thrilled!! I could tell he kind of dreaded it but knew how happy it would make me…. I almost felt bad making him go through with it. But guess what? He likes it!! And it’s been so nice to have that time with him. Almost every night we watch an episode together once the kids are in bed. It’s perfect. We’re typically too tired at that point to do much besides sit on the couch and snuggle. It’s really nice to share with him something that has brought me so much joy.

Saying this was my favorite present is not an exaggeration. I am valuing this time so much. Maybe for my birthday he’ll agree to watch Will and Grace! (Hint hint)

Our Kindness Elves Part 2 of 2

The second half of our kindness elves stay was not as exciting. At Lucille and Lennon’s young ages it just wasn’t exciting after about 5 days. Oh well. Next year they’ll understand better. Anyways, here were our activities days 7-12.

Day 7: Spread Christmas cheer by singing Christmas carols

Day 8: Help mommy cook dinner (Lucille had a lot of fun with this one!)

Day 9: Help mommy send out Christmas cards

Day 10: Surprise a friend with a visit

Day 11: Bring some popcorn to NayNay’s house for a Christmas movie night

Day 12: Learn about the holidays being celebrated by those in other cultures (we had an Elmo DVD to help us with this.)

That’s it for this year. I’m sure Eira and Shep will be back next year repeating some of these assignments and giving us some new ones. I can’t wait!