I love Christmas time, and it's always sad when December 26 rolls around. Even though it's still offcially the 'Christmas season', Christmas day is over. However, no regrets, because yesterday was a nice day.
We had my aunt and uncle and 2 cousins, and my Nan come over for Brunch yesterday morning - really nothing fancy, just a nice chance to all see each other again. I love my little cousins, but we rarely see them. Mitchell is 7, and is such a little... character, I guess is the only way to put it. He's so full of energy that it's exhausting keeping up with him. Harrison is 2, and he's gorgeous. After brunch, my Pop (my dad's dad) came over for lunch, which was also simple and nice... just a no-fuss kind of day.
Then last night, Leah (my sister) and I, and Kate and Anna, who are our neighbours, drove up to Loberthal to see the Christmas lights. I love the light display up there - it's an hour or so drive from where we live, but it's definitely worth it. It was the first time that I had personally driven up there, and it was great. 4 of us girls in my little Colt, driving through the hills with the radio blaring, singing at the top of our lungs. It was almost like taking a mini road trip. The Graduation song came on, By Vitamin C, and we all sang along to it. As we go on, we'll remember all the times we spent together... And as our lives change, from whatever, we will still be friends forever...." The song seemed fitting for the occassion.
We spent a couple of hours just driving around, taking in the view, the lights, the atmosphere. We flicked the radio stations back and forwards looking for Christmas carols and anything else we could sing along to, and stopped off on the main street for some food. Then around 11pm, we started to drive home. Except we somehow managed to drive in a complete circle, and half an hour later, wound up at pretty much the same spot we started from. Kate was laughing so hard I thought she was going to hyperventilate; but we managed to get on the right track in the end, and made it home just as Christmas day was over. It was a great end to a special day. Four girls, a car, and lots of laughs. I felt very lucky. I felt content.
I got some great stuff for Christmas. Considering I never actually asked for anything, I'm pretty happy with everything I got, and it only proves that the people close to me know me too well. I got some stuff for my car, including a clublock - not only will it protect my car from getting stolen, it'll make a great weapon, should I ever need one... hmmm. I also got some new bathers and summer pajamas, bath and body stuff, money, a new wallet, some stationery, a mobile phone holder, and other little bits and pieces like that. I did rather well.
So Christmas is over for another year. We're still eating leftovers from yesterday, and I have a feeling we may be for the rest of the week. Tomorrow is back to work, and I wonder how many people we'll have returning items, and the thought somewhat scares me. Also because the sales start tomorrow too, meaning that the shops will still be just as crazy as before Christmas. I'm not too worried though, I guess - I have 2 shifts this week, and then I'm off for at least 4 days, and I can't wait. Hopefully I'll see Sarah and Kristy soon so that we can exchange gifts and catch up. In other words, things are going back to normal.