Q worked for a few hours on Christmas Eve, then called me on his way home. He got off a little early and wanted to know if I wanted a salted caramel hot chocolate at Starbuck's (it's the best hot drink, by the way!:). When we arrived, they were closed, so we went to the grocery store where the Starbuck's inside was open--yahoo! After sipping our hot drinks, we started looking at movies. I thought it would be fun to watch The Nativity Story, but they didn't have it. Instead, I found a Little House on the Prairie Christmas dvd for us to watch later that night.
It is a Johnson family tradition to have Swedish meatballs on Christmas Eve, so Q finished these up while I got the rest of the meal together.
I surprised Q by putting up these citrus lights (I think his parents gave them to us for fun a while back). He'd been wanting to put them up, and I said he could have these lights in the family room, so that's where I put them.:) They're not very Christmasy, but they're cute nonetheless.
After our meal, we opened up presents from other family members. Since Q's family always opened their presents on Christmas Eve, and my family did on Christmas Day, we came up with this compromise--two days of opening gifts! We open gifts for one another on Christmas morning.
After sleeping in on Christmas, I put in our brunch casseroles in the oven, and prepared some hot chocolate. Q read the Christmas story then we began opening our presents. I bought Q some fun fishing things, a book, and a wallet. I also painted something for him, too, but you will have to wait to see what I did in another post. Along with a few clothing items, Q got me a wonderful and meaningful present....one that will become more special as time goes on....
It's a pandora bracelet! He actually took me to the mall a few days before Christmas to pick it out. He had it gift-wrapped and wouldn't even let me look at the booklet that showed all of the charms in it until Christmas Day!;) He picked out the "J" for Johnson to get this bracelet started. I can't wait to fill it up with charms that represent other things I love...Q, music, and our future children.
How was your Christmas? Hope it was wonderful! Stay tuned for the Swedish Meatball recipe, and other fun things that I made for gifts this year.:)