December 29, 2009

Christmas Eve

We slept in till around 11 – then started to work on our Christmas projects. Mine was a pineapple upside down cake for a Christmas gathering. His, of course, was last minute shopping followed by changing the oil in two of our vehicles.

(Yes, we are one of those ridiculous couples who have 3 vehicles for 2 people. He loves his precious Jeep and I’m currently devising a plan to get rid of it get him to trade his 2 mediocre vehicles for 1 super cool vehicle.)

The cake was of such disastrous proportions, I’m saving it for another blog. Jay hasn’t emailed me the pictures yet – but you’ll get the full scoop once he does.

The oil changes didn’t pass without incident either. First my oil cap got stuck in his wrench and he had to spend 5-10 minutes getting it out. Then he came in the house and got on the computer without washing his hands. Consequently, he got oil on the computer and on the mattress pad. (The laptop was on the bed and I was washing the sheets at the time.)

Yipee! Another load of laundry for me.

Which may or may not be still in the dryer 5 days later.

I was ready before Jay, so he asked me to get his clothes together. Because he is in charge of his own laundry (I know – I’ve already been informed what an evil, lazy wife I am), sometimes finding an outfit means digging into the back of the closet. Sometimes it means digging through the pile of dirty clothes on the guest bedroom floor and finding something not too horribly wrinkled.

Diving into his closet, I found a pair of Kenneth Cole flat front black pants – with the tags still on. We’re still not sure where they came from. Most of Jay’s dress pants are pleated front hand-me-downs from a friend of Jay’s parents (read: old man pants). I’m not sure how this hidden gem got buried, but when I took them to Jay I told him that he needs to wear them. A lot!

We met my parents at their church for Christmas Eve communion service, then headed back to their house for dinner. Our Christmas Eve tradition is t-bone steaks and browned potatoes, to follow later in the evening with coffee and dessert.

After dinner, we opened presents. As usual, we received a big pile of loot from my parents. I got a Tommy Hilfiger sweater, a fleece jacket for running, a pair of zip away hiking shorts/pants, a trendy belt, and a whole pile of other stuff I can’t remember right now.

Together Jay and I got 2 seasons of Psych on DVD and Christmas decorations. Jay’s favorite gift was his Home Depot gifts card, but he got some pretty cool other stuff too – a book he’d asked for, two seasons of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (that’s what happens when you forget to get your wife an anniversary gift and she has to sell what she bought you to her mom for your Christmas gift), a fishing net, a camo shirt, and a couple of other things I can’t remember.

My parents liked their gifts – one of which was my Best.Gift.Ever. blog printed and framed. As expected, my dad cried when I read it to them.

Christmas Eve is always just as fun for me as Christmas, and this day was no different.

I decided to break up the Christmas Eve/day posts because I rambled so much there is so many details to share.


  1. I can't wait to hear about the cake! I am glad to hear that you had a nice Christmas :-)

  2. Ahhhh, sounds magical! Our Christmas Eve is a big deal, too.

    Yeah, we are anticipating the cake story! I've had plenty of disasters with pineapple upside downers...I gave up on 'em!

  3. i love sleeping in on special days...makes waking up on your own feel so much more enjoyable! I too can't wait to hear to see the cake!

  4. Sounds like you all had a blast!! WTG!!

  5. It sounds like a really fun day, and I can't wait to hear about the cake!
    I love that you framed that blog post - great gift!

  6. Sorry to hear about the cake but I'm sure it'll make for a good blog post. Sleeping in till 11 sounds like heaven to me. Looking forward to hearing more about your Christmas.

  7. It sounds like once you got going it was all wonderful! I will be interested to hear about the cake, and about whether or not you can get your husband to get rid of his two cars for just one fabulous car!

  8. my goodness his pants issue is the same as my husband this christmas! an hour before we were supposed to leave, he had his best jeans on and he looked like such a schlep (love him anyway!) none of his pants were clean. but he threw them in the wash last minute and we waited till they were done, thank goodness. anyhoo. love psych! can't wait to hear the rest!

  9. Hate that the cake didn't turn out like you wanted. I will send you my laundry fairy to take care of the mattress pad for you. As for me putting up the decorations...hahahaha Hope you have a great New Years Eve!!!

  10. I can't wait for the cake stories :)

    Our Christmas Eve was pretty neat too. I love reading about everyone's traditions! Sounds like you guys had a great time and got some awesome stuff!


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