We had the biggest Christmas ever at the Searle family. Here is all the presents that we got. About 1/2 are from family or neighbors, and other are from/for our little family.
Normally we only spend ~ $35 bucks on each other, but we spent a bit more, and got some nice stuff for everyone.
We got the boys both some nice skateboards, from Zumiez, one of the best places to get a board. They have great service their too. They boys have been enjoying their boards for several weeks now. Benjamin was trying to pull off a funny face, so don’t think he looks like that now. Nathan went skiing last week, and has fallen in love with thermals, and wears them as pajamas now.
Both boys got new helmets to use while skating. Benjamin was really happy to get a green one.
We also got them some miscellaneous science and other toys, some magnet games, and legos, and books.
Erika got a iPod, and I got some clothes and shoes. ( to replace (maybe) my still in use, 11 year old mission shoes ).
Even with us going big with the presents this year, we still managed to get all of the boxes, wrapping paper and other packing material to all fit into one box, size 12 x 10 x 15. A software vendor actually shipped me a smoked turkey this year. It was really good, and tasty.
We had the best day ever yesterday, we all played PS3 all day and only burned about 11 calories the entire day. We all love to play the Pixel Junk Monsters game. It is really fun, addictive, and simple to play. All you do is build and upgrade little towers that shoot monsters that are going to eat your little babies.