We haven't done much for gifts in recent years. This year, we bought for the kids and each adult brought a grab bag gift. There was a t-ball glove for the Bug, Noah's Ark for E, rolling duffel bags for the big girls, and a dancing robot for the littlest Miss. (And that robot has nothing on her! She's got moves!) The grab bag brought Starbucks, selfie sticks, cash, phone/key finder tile, and a pint size air hockey table.
However, the best gift wasn't wrapped or even given with a bow. In fact, it was kind of an impromptu work party.
*The grands and L picked up all the sticks from the last ice storm and added them to a nice collection of a woodpile we have going. Even the E was carrying sticks around. (He and the Bug haven't discovered that this is work!)
*But best of all CB moved and fit the rocks that CT brought us in the fall. He and L helped make the retaining wall behind our deck. I'm not sure the Mr. and I would ever have been able to do it. It took him about 45 minutes, and it would have been a couple of days for us! Now, let's hope that CB's back doesn't go out. He is amazing! (I couldn't even budge one of the rocks he moved.)
Yes, it was a great Christmas--and today, we have a bit of snow!